Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity has apologised over his claim that only 10 students were abducted in the attack of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State last week.

In a post on his social media handles, Shehu said the information was given to him by persons that should know the actual figures.

He said “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”.