Despite being in Daura, Katsina State, on a week-long private visit, President, Muhammadu Buhari, has failed to visit Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in the state over the abduction of at least 333 schoolboys.
Bandits had stormed the school on Friday night and abducted the students after a gun duel with the police.
The President arrived in the state on Friday before the abduction took place.
Buhari, who was yet to visit the school, however, sent a Federal Government delegation from Abuja to Katsina on Sunday to condole with the government and people of the state over the attack.
Minister of Defense, Gen. Salihi Magashi (retd.), led the nation’s service chiefs on the sympathy visit to the state on Sunday.
Briefing the delegation, Governor Aminu Masari, said the children so far kidnapped cut across the state because, the boarding school houses all children from all parts of the state and some even from outside the state.
The governor, who said the bandits were yet to contact either the government or anybody on the abduction, has also ordered the closure of schools in the state.
The defense minister, in his response, assured the state of the Federal Government’s assistance.