The Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has denied any attempt to kidnap students of Sani Dingyadi Secondary School.
Tambuwal told journalists that the incident was about a motorcycle thieve that ran into the school premises while he was being chased by a group of people.
According to the governor, some of the students out of fear called their parents thinking it was a kidnapping attempt.
“The incident involved a motorbike thief who ran into the school when he was chased by some people.
“In the ensuing melee, there was an unexpected entrance of the pursuers into the school premises, which scared the students, some of who called their parents thinking it was a case of kidnapping,” he said.
The governor, who promptly rushed to the school, addressed the students and assured them of their safety.
He noted that the state Commissioner of Police and other security agencies were on top of the situation.
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