The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has received the Kankara abducted schoolboys.
He received them at the State House on Friday morning, where he assured them that they will be properly taken care of before being handed to their parents.
The governor also assured them that they will each go through proper medical checks while adding that their education will also be taken care of.
“It’s been 7 days since this happened, but by God’s grace we’ve been able to retrieve the children from the bandits. All 344 of them,” Governor Masari said.
“Immediately we leave here, we will take them to them to where they will have a bath and change thier clothes. And then reunite then with their parents.
“The hospital staff are waiting for you to check every boy to make sure nothing is wrong and if there’s anything there strong they will tell the hospital personnel”.
The abduction occurred on the same day that President Muhammadu Buhari had travelled to Daura, his hometown in Katsina for a private visit.
The President had condemned the incident in a statement shortly after it happened and sent a delegation of the Federal Government comprising the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, and the service chiefs to Katsina to work with the state government in securing the release of the schoolboys.
In spite of his action, he came under fire for not visiting the community to see things for himself and to sympathise with the parents of the missing students.
He has, however, commended the governor for the efforts in securing their release.
According to him, law enforcement agencies, the military especially the Army, and the governor worked extremely hard.
When asked when other Nigerians who are in captivity will be released, said his administration is trying his best to equally secure their release.