Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has disclosed that 17 of the missing schoolboys kidnapped from a Government Science Secondary School (GSSS) in Kankara Local Government Area of the state have escaped from captivity.

Governor Masari who disclosed this in an interview on Monday evening said the schoolboys were found and have been reunited with their families.

He added that efforts have been intensified to rescue the remaining schoolboys still in captivity, safely.

“As at today (Monday), information available to me shows that 17 of the missing children have been found. 15 of them were found around Dinya in Danmusa, I was informed by the DPO. One other was found through them and the last, the father called that his son has returned home.

“All these missing children who have been found have been reunited with their families since we have shut down the schools” Masari said.

He said that the Victim escaped unconditionally and one of the abducted children’s Father, Who is also a teacher at the school was contacted by the captors who warned that security Forces should stop using Helicopters around their hideouts.