Hundreds of parents in northwestern Katsina state held street protests Sunday calling for answers from authorities after gunmen on motorcycles abducted more than 300 schoolboys.
Nigerian security forces say they engaged in gun battles Friday with the kidnappers at Kankara’s Government Science School for boys, but are still searching for the 333 missing students.
The kidnappings occurred hours after President Muhammadu Buhari landed in Katsina, his home state, for a weeklong visit.
Katsina authorities immediately closed all schools and Nigerian police announced a review of security for schools across the country.
It’s the worst kidnapping incident since Boko Haram terrorists in 2014 kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the northeast town of Chibok.
The kidnappings sparked the Bring Back Our Girls group, which blames Nigerian authorities for not doing enough to find the girls.
On Nigerian social media, hashtags like “Bring Back Our Boys” have been trending since the schoolboys were kidnapped.