President Buhari has called for the release of the remaining 16 Greenfield University Kaduna students who have been held captive since April 18.
In a statement released on Wednesday night, May 5, President Buhari made the appeal in a reacting to the release of 27 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state. The bandits released the kidnapped students on Wednesday.
In response to their release, President Buhari called for the release of all other Nigerians held captive and vowed that his government would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Nigerians live in a country where they can go anywhere and whenever they want without fear of abduction or banditry.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, he wrote;
”I welcome the release of the 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, and congratulate their friends, families, and the government and people of Kaduna State. We are happy they have been released.ADVERTISEMENT
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.
I again appeal for the release of the students of Greenfield University & all other citizens held in captivity. We will leave no 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.
I call for steadfastness & security awareness on the part of the law enforcement agencies, and citizens. Let me once again condemn the increasing politicization of security in Nigeria, by opportunistic politicians. All hands must be on deck to achieve enduring peace & security.’