Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the attack on a Sakanfare school in Katsina State in which several students were abducted.
In a statement to the BBC, the party demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari explain the abduction of the students in his capacity as president and commander-in-chief of the Nigerian military, saying the attack took place hours after his arrival in his home state of Katsina.
However, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the militant attack on Kankara Secondary School.
A statement from his palace said the army had located the hideout of the hijackers in Zango Paula Forest in Kankara and exchanged fire with the robbers.
“This further demonstrates the inability of President Buhari to act on the necessary security information during the visit after he refused to accept an invitation from the legislature to go on vacation and the country fell into the hands of terrorists and robbers,” the PDP said in a statement.
There is still no confirmation of the number of students who went missing after the attack but some reports say that nearly 400 are missing after those who were listed are listed.
Some reports put the number at 600. And a presidential statement did not say how many students there were.