- President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for the release of the abducted schoolboys
- The commendation was given to the president by the Coalition of Arewa Patriots
- According to the group, Nigeria should allow the boys to enjoy their rescue
The Coalition of Arewa Patriots on Friday, December 18, said it is elated on the news that the abducted boys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara school in Katsina state have regained their freedom and are about now reuniting with their families.
The president of the coalition, Aminu Kadiri, in a statement seen by Legit.ng said the rescue of the boys could not have been possible without the intervention and sterling leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kadiri said the president remained calm, collected and focused on a favourable resolution of the crisis at a time when many Nigerians were losing their cool over the abduction.
He said the president through his action established a modus operandi that would be useful for dealing with the terrorists and pressuring them into compliance.
“The rescue of the boys will further make Nigerians appreciative of all that has been done in the war against insurgency by the current administration and to urge them to keep the flag flying."
Kadiri also urged Nigerians to know that the released boys should be allowed to enjoy their regained liberty as opposed to using them to chase clout.
“Our security architecture in the hands of Mr President no doubt deserves further commendation which all well-meaning patriots appreciate. Thank you, Mr President, for doing this for our country”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government had announced that over 300 schoolchildren abducted in Katsina state.
The special assistant to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie, said the schoolboys were released by their abductors on Friday, December 11.
Also, one of the students of the school, Osama Aminu Maale, has narrated his ordeal in the hands of the abductors.
Maale said the suspected gunmen abducted his colleagues and took them away at gunpoint.
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