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Boko Haram releases video of abducted GSSS Kankara schoolboys

Emeh Joy
By Emeh Joy

Basic Medical Scientist, Freelance Health Writer, Lifestyle Blogger and Business Enthusiast

The notorious terrorist group Boko Haram has released a video showing the young schoolboys that were reportedly abducted from Government Science Secondary School, GSSS Kankara Katsina State.

Unidentified shooters had invaded the premises of GSSS Kankara last week Friday, abducting over 300 students after engaging in a gun-shooting duel with the police.

The Kankara schoolboys abduction took place just about some hours after Muhammadu Buhari arrived at Daura for a one-week private visit.

The Boko Haram insurgency group leader, Abubakar Shekau, had earlier released an audio where he claimed responsibility for the abduction of the Kankara schoolboys.

But in a new video that surfaced online today, Thursday, showed teenagers believed to be the abducted GSSS Kankara schoolboys.

The video feature a teenager believed to be one of the abducted GSSS Kankara schoolboys making a speech purportedly from the Boko Haram leader, Shekau, with scores of other young boys behind him.

AFP reported that the video was sent through the same channel as previous messages sent by the Boko Haram group.

In the newly released video, the distressed boy who spoke in both English and Hausa said he was among the students taken by the "gang of Abu Shekau".

"I earlier released audio confirming our people did God's work, but people denied it. Here are my men, and your children have spoken", a voice claimed to be Shekau said in the video.

Since the abduction of the GSSS Kankara schoolboys on Friday, the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys have been trending on social media in a similar hashtag as that of the abducted Chibok girls.