Buhari Welcomes Kaduna College Students’ Return, Seeks Greenfield Students’ Release
Buhari in a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, also called for the release of the kidnapped students of Greenfield University and other people still in captivity.
He pledged his government will not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that Nigerians live in a country where everyone can move where and when they want without the fear of kidnapping & banditry.
“We are happy they have been released,” President Buhari was quoted as saying, hours after the college students regained their freedom.
We express our deep appreciation to all the actors who contributed one way or the other to this happy outcome, in particular, the defence and security agencies, the officials of the Ministry of Environment and the government of Kaduna State. We thank Nigerians for their prayers.
Gunmen in the early hours of March 11 stormed the school and whisked away 29 students and released them 55 days after.
Mr Abdullahi Usman, who is the Chairman of the Parents’ Committee, had confirmed the release of the students by bandits, although he didn’t state if any ransom was paid to secure the students’ freedom.
Our deep appreciation to all who contributed one way or the other to this happy outcome, in particular the defence and security agencies, the officials of the Ministry of Environment, and the Government of Kaduna State. We equally thank Nigerians for their prayers.
President Buhari calls for steadfastness and security awareness on the part of citizens and the law enforcement agencies and deplores the increasing politicization of security in the country by opportunistic politicians.