President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed happiness over the release of the female students who were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State last Friday.
Naija News reports that the 279 schoolgirls were released around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday after they had been held in captivity for four days.
The media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, Yusuf Idris, said the students are currently at the Zamfara government house waiting to be reunited with their parents.
In a statement on Tuesday morning by Presidential Spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said he was excited that their ordeal came to a happy end without any incident.
He said, “I join the families and people of Zamfara State in welcoming and celebrating the release of these traumatized female students.
“Being held in captivity is an agonizing experience not only for the victims but also their families and all of us.”
However, while celebrating the release of the students, the President called for greater vigilance by the people so that human intelligence could be collected early enough to nip the bandits’ plans in the bud.
The President warned that the time has come to reverse, completely, the grim and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping. “Ransom payments will continue to prosper kidnapping,” he warned.
President Buhari also asked the Police and the Military to go after the kidnappers and bring them to book.
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