- The rescue of students abducted from a school in Kankara, Katsina state has generated reactions from across the country
- The hostages spent several days in the custody of their abductors before their reported rescue
- The abduction of the students had concerns over the spate of insecurity in the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the rescue of some students who were abducted from their school in Kankara, Katsina state.
The presidency on Thursday, December 17, released photos of the moment the Nigerian leader was told about the success of the rescue operation.
One of the pictures showed the president speaking on the phone joyfully in apparent reaction to the safe return of the students.
Buhari welcomed the release of the students, describing their safe return as a big relief to their families, the entire country, and the international community.
He prayed for the full recovery of the students, whom he said had endured significant hardships in the course of their six-day ordeal.
Legit.ng had earlier reported about the release of over 500 schoolboys abducted on Friday, December 11, at Kankara local government area of the state.
The special assistant to the president on social media, Lauretta Onachie, indicates had said the government of Katsina state has announced the release of the students.
The personal assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad, in a tweet also confirmed the rescue of the students.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian cleric, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, has condemned the alleged attempt by some unpatriotic individuals to undermine the efforts by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bishop Ogbaji alleged that some individuals are sabotaging the efforts of the administration in the area of fighting insurgency, banditry, and protecting the lives and property of Nigerians across the country.
In a statement signed by the Bishop and seen by Legit.ng, Ogbaji said those trying to sabotage the efforts of the government will not go unpunished.
In another report, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that a Nigerian governor from a northwest state is behind the attacks by bandits in the region.
The spokesperson for the party, Yekini Nabena made the accusation in a statement on Thursday, December 17, in Abuja, Vanguard reported.
He claimed that intelligence reports had linked the governor to the heightened cases of banditry, kidnappings, and other violent crimes.
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