Boko Haram releases video of abducted GSSS Kankara schoolboys

By Emeh Joy

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 gunmen 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 the president, Muhammadu Buhari arrived Daura for a one-week private visit.

The leader of the Boko Haram insurgency group, 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, it 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.

The distressed boy who spoke in both English and Hausa in the newly released video 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 which 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.