Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has tendered an apology for saying only 10 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state were abducted by bandits.
Recall that the presidential spokesperson said this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service before the abducted schoolboys were freed.
Tendering an apology after the release of 344 schoolboys by the bandits in Zamfara State, Garba Shehu stated that he was misled by people who should know better. Adding that the number he put out was in no way done to downplay the seriousness of the situation.
I apologize for the incorrect communication citing that only 10 students were kidnapped at the science school, Kankara
This communication of numbers was provided by persons that should ideally know. These numbers were seen to conflict with what was available at that time.
Please understand that this communication was in no way done to downplay the seriousness of the situation.
Please accept my sincere apologies on this matter as we continue to move our great Nation Nigeria forward. Thank you.