One of the schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State who was featured in a video released by suspected Boko Haram Gunmen has revealed he was ordered to testify that the abductors were Boko Haram members.
“I don’t know who they are but they said I should say they are Boko Haram —gang of Abu Shekau,” the student said at the Katsina State Government House on Friday shortly after Governor Aminu Masari received the 344 abducted schoolboys.
The abduction took place some hours after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), arrived in Daura, Katsina for a week-long private visit.
Leader of terror group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, later released two video footage claiming responsibility for the dastardly act.
But speaking with newsmen on Friday, the student, who claimed he was the teenager who featured in a viral video released by Boko Haram on Thursday, said from “what I experienced, they (his captors), are not Boko Haram”.
He further said, “Sincerely speaking, the gang of armed robbers was very scared of what was happening from the jets. They assigned me to speak directly from the video to tell the government to stop sending the army and jets, if not they were going to kill us.
“We suffered a lot physically, they beat us morning and night. They only gave us food once in a day and water twice in a day.
“Some of those who beat us are just tiny boys with big guns.” He added.