Nigerians have been expressing their disaffections as President Muhammadu Buhari seen in a video checking up on his cows in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Monday, despite showing defiance amidst calls for him to visit the school where 600 students were kidnapped over the weekend.
In a video obtained by Sahara Reporters, the president was seen visiting his cows in Daura on Monday afternoon.
The president had rejected calls to visit Kankara, home to the high school that was raided by bandits, instead choosing to send a Federal government delegation from Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Kankara is about 190km (a two and half hours drive) by road from Daura while Abuja is some 384km away.
The president has faced criticism for his failure to show empathy repeatedly during a time of grief for Nigerians.
Two weeks ago, the president rejected similar calls to visit Zabarmari, the community that witnessed the massacre of rice farmers by members of jihadist Boko Haram sect.
A spokesman for the president did not return a request seeking comments about his defiance to visit Kankara and sympathise with families of kidnapped schoolboys.
It was earlier reported that Governor Aminu Masari had revealed that 333 students are missing following an attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara town in the state on Friday.
He confirmed these figures of students still missing when he received a Federal government delegation led by Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser to the President on Sunday.
The governor who explained that the school has a population of 839 students said so far, those kidnapped cut across the state with the boarding school housing all children from all parts of the state and outside the state.
“Based on the available record we have, we are still searching for 333 students through either the forest or their parents to ascertain the actual number that has been kidnapped,” Governor Masari said.
“We are still counting because more are coming out from the forest and we are calling through the numbers those parents that have phone numbers to find out whether or not their children have gone back home.
“We as a government we are yet to be contacted by any group or person responsible for the kidnap of the students.”
Watch the video credited by Sahara reporters below…