Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the military, police, and intelligence agencies to ensure the safe and early release of all kidnapped victims.
President Buhari in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja, expressed concern over attacks on Kaduna and Niger States, especially those students that were kidnapped.
He said there is ongoing deployment of additional security personnel to all troubled areas, the President urged security outfits to “act swiftly” to rescue all school boys and girls in the affected states and ensure safe return.
He said the disturbing incidents of kidnapping students, mostly in Northern states, was already threatening to work against efforts in boosting school enrolments in states that were considered educationally backward.
The President called on state governments to ensure compliance with UN-supported Safe Schools Programme, which he said the administration had adopted.
The President felt bad about the incident of kidnapping prevailing in the country and he described it as demeaning and cowardly, condemning it as an assault on affected families and the nation.
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