The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has said the students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State kidnapped last week Friday are in a forest in Zamfara State.
Masari, who spoke with BBC Hausa Service on Wednesday, said he was in possession of information that the students are in Zamfara State.
He said: “They are in Zamfara forests.
“We have got the information.”
He said his government was negotiating with the kidnappers to ensure the release of the abducted students.
He assured Nigerians that his administration would secure the release of the over students, adding: “We are negotiating with those that have abducted the students and we want to ensure that we secure their release.”
Masari, however, faulted the claim by Boko Haram that the terrorist group abducted the students.
Boko Haram had in an audio recording said it was behind the abduction of the students.