PRESIDENT BUHARI CHARGES SECURITY AGENCIES TO INTENSIFY EFFORTS FOR EARLY RELEASE OF KIDNAPPED STUDENTS

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to ensure the safe and early release of all kidnapped victims in the country.
In a statement by the Spokesperson to the President,
Garba Shehu, Buhari who gave the directive after bandits stormed Bethel Baptist boarding school at Maramara Chickun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnapped scores of students described the abduction as cowardly and despicable.
He urged security outfits to “act swiftly” to rescue all school boys and girls in the affected states and ensure their safe return.
Buhari said the disturbing incidents of students kidnap, mostly in Northern states, was already threatening to undermine efforts in boosting school enrolments in states that were adjudged educationally backward.
President Buhari said the disturbing incidents of kidnapping of students in mostly Northern states is threatening to undermine efforts in boosting school enrollments in states that are adjudged as educationally backward and urged state governments to ensure compliance with the UN-supported Safe Schools Program subscribed to by the administration.
The President described kidnapping as cowardly and despicable, condemning it as an assault on the affected families and the nation.

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