President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed joy over the release of abducted schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talatu-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state.
The schoolgirls were kidnapped last Friday and released on Tuesday morning.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari stated that he was excited that their ordeal ”came to a happy end without any incident.”
The president called for greater vigilance by the people so that human intelligence can be collected early enough to nip the bandits’ plans in the bud.
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“I join the families and people of Zamfara State in welcoming and celebrating the release of these traumatized female students,” he said.
“Being held in captivity is an agonizing experience not only for the victims but also their families and all of us.”
He also stated that the time has come to reverse, completely, the “grim and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping.”
The president also warned that “ransom payments will continue to prosper kidnapping” while asking the police and the military to go after the kidnappers and bring them to justice.