Recently abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, have cried for help in a video released by the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram on Thursday.
In the six minutes 30 seconds video, the boys said some of them have been killed and pleaded with the government to respond to the demands of the terrorists, including paying ransom so they could be set free.
The students of the all-young men boarding optional school were kidnapped on Friday, December 11, after the psychological militants raged their school in the night, broke its entryway, shot irregularly, and assembled the young men, professing to be security agents.
In the recently delivered video, the abductors indicated the young men, with some of them crying, and guaranteed that they were healthy.
One of the young men who talked in both English and Hausa said they were 520 in number yet some of them were slaughtered on the grounds that the public authority sent soldiers to protect them. He asked the Federal Government to settle genially with their abductors and instructed against the utilization concerning military power in safeguarding them. A voice behind the camera could be heard mentioning to the student what to state.
We have been gotten by the groups of Abu Shekau; a few of us were executed,” the distressed student said.
In any event many other little youngsters could be seen accumulated near him, all shrouded in residue and seeming, by all accounts, to be inside a woodland zone. A youthful individual from the psychological oppressor bunch remained in their middle wearing a military uniform, including a face cover, and employing an attack rifle.
The abductors in the video said they hijacked the understudies in light of the fact that the public authority would not quit murdering and capturing Fulani lawbreakers.
We did this since you wouldn’t quit executing and capturing Fulani,” one of them said.
The youthful understudy at that point begged the public authority to quit assaulting the psychological oppressors. “All the armed forces that you sent here can do nothing to them,” he said.
He added that that administration should “break up vigilante groups and close down a wide range of schools, barring Islamiyya [Qur’anic schools]”.
The head of the Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, also called Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, talked toward the finish of the video saying he was content with the activity.
He said numerous individuals thought he was lying when he guaranteed obligation regarding the students’ kidnapping. Shekau said he would not add anything since cynics could now observe the young men without anyone else.
Regardless of whether I didn’t utter a word, here are my kin talking and here are your young men talking as well,” he said.
HumAngle prior announced that Boko Haram said it was answerable for the capturing, which is the gathering’s most trying assault outside its fortification in the Northeast.
A similar group of Boko Haram had in 2014 kidnapped 276 students in Chibok, Borno State. From that point forward, just 164 have been liberated while 112 others stay missing.
To make sure about the arrival of a portion of the students, the Nigerian government, agreeing to the fear gathering’s requests, subtly paid a payoff of €3 million and delivered around five detained Boko Haram individuals.
Following this example, it is normal that the gathering will before long set explicit expectations for cash and approach to trade the snatched understudies for a portion of its confined individuals.