President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gladness over the release of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State.
In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he was excited that the abductees’ ordeal came to a happy end without any incident.
He added that “being held in captivity is an agonising experience not only for the victims but also their families and all of us.”
“I join the families and people of Zamfara State in welcoming and celebrating the release of these traumatized female students,” Shehu quoted the President as saying.
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 also kicked against payment of ransom, saying “Ransom payments will continue to prosper kidnapping.” He, therefore, urged the Police and the Military to go after the kidnappers and bring them to justice.