Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, expressed joy over the release of the abducted students of the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Shehu said Buhari welcomes the release of the students and commended the country’s security and intelligence agencies and the government of Niger State for their responses in securing the release.
Shehu quoted his principal as saying
“We are happy they have been released.”
The president, according to him, condoled with the staff and the students, their parents and friends on this ordeal.
According to the president, Nigeria will not continue to suffer these attacks that threaten the growth of education, the security and life of the future leaders at the same time putting the nation in a negative light.
Buhari also reiterated his earlier advice to school owners, particularly the state and local governments, as well as religious organizations to scale up security around their schools in line with the standards laid down by the UN-backed Safe School Programme of the administration.
He further condemned the school abductions, with latest one at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State.
He also directed all security and intelligence agencies in the country to hunt down the culprits and bring them to justice.