Protesters on Sunday took over Katsina State, over the kidnapped of Government Science Secondary Schoolboys, Kankara in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state.
A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Gambo Isah, on Saturday noted that the boys were abducted on Friday.
The protesters, led by a woman, who is said to be a mother to one of the abducted students, chanted songs as they demanded the immediate rescue of the kidnapped boys.
The protesters, who displayed placards with descriptions like: “Governor must talk; We want our children back; Government Science Secondary Schoolboys, Kankara want their children back; We need our children back; We want security in Kankara, and others, marched around the school’s premises and some parts of the city.
In a similar development, the Coalition of Northern Groups has threatened to mobilise students and youth for protest in Katsina State if the abducted students were not rescued on time.
The chairman of the North-West zone of the group, Jamiu Aliyu, who addressed a press conference in Katsina said: “We condemn in strong terms this barbaric act and call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the culprits; we equally stress the inability of the government to protect those young, innocent, vibrant students from this horrible attack as uncalled for.
“Failure of the government to rescue the missing students within the shortest period of time, CNG will not hesitate to mobilize hundreds of thousands on the streets of Katsina state for a continuous protest, until the students are fully rescued”