The Katsina State Government on Thursday said it has secured the release of the abducted 333 Kankawa Government Science Secondary School students.
Special Adviser to the Katsina Governor on Security, Ibrahim Kastina, confirmed the release of the students to PUNCH on Thursday.
He said the students were freed on Thursday at Tsafe (82.5km via road) from Kankara town in Katsina State where they were abducted.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had earlier distanced herself from a tweet on her Twitter handle announcing the release of Katsina schoolboys, saying she lost control of her Twitter and Instagram accounts for some minutes.
Hours after a video of Boko Haram Commander, Abubakar Shekau, circulated across the internet, confirming the capture of the over 300 boys, a piece of news had announced the release of 333 Katsina Schoolboys captured recently.
Dabiri-Erewa announced that her account was hacked and she had retrieved it and changed her passwords. “Pls don’t credit any post on Katsina boys to my Twitter handle. I lost control of my handle in the last couple of minutes, along with my Instagram.
“I have recovered and changed my password.” Pls, don’t credit any post on katsina boys to my twitter handle. I lost control of my handle in the last couple of minutes, along with my Instagram. I have recovered and changed my password — Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri).