Nigeria’s President Muhammad Bukhari was tasked with immediately rescuing students from the public high school of natural sciences in Kankar, Katsina state, kidnapped by bandits on Friday.
Nigerians on social media criticized the president for the state of security in the north. The president arrived in the state on Friday, just hours before the kidnapping, but was unable to visit the community three days after the incident.
A Google map check by SaharaReporters found that the distance between Daura, Bukhari’s hometown, and Kankara is 190 km, and the journey would take less than 3 hours if the president decides to travel by road. Using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, Nigerians tweeted Bukhari for the country’s high level of insecurity.
They also invited the president, who is currently in Daur, to show sympathy by visiting the crash site.