Buhari charges all security agencies on quick release of abducted students

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military, police and intelligence agencies to ensure safe and early release of all kidnapped victims of the Bethel Baptist School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State

In a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed concern over attacks on Kaduna and Niger States, largely targeted at students.

While noting the ongoing deployment of additional security personnel to all troubled areas, President Buhari urged security outfits to “act swiftly” to rescue all school boys and girls in the affected states and ensure safe return.

He also called on state governments to ensure compliance with UN-supported Safe Schools Programme, which the administration had adopted.

The President further expressed displeasure over the incidents which has affected mostly Northern states, saying that the rising cases were already threatening to undermine efforts in boosting school enrolments in states that were adjudged educationally backward.

He directed security outfits to “act swiftly” to rescue all school boys and girls in the affected states and ensure their safe return while noting ongoing deployment of additional security personnel to all troubled areas.

 




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