- The release of the abducted schoolgirls in Zamfara state gladdens the heart of President Buhari
- The Nigerian leader stated this on Twitter shortly after the announcement of the release of the students early Tuesday, March 2
- President Buhari also gave an assurance that his government is committed to putting an end to the menace of abductions by armed bandits and other criminals
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the release of over 300 schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talatu-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state.
The release of the students was announced by the governor of Zamfara state, Dr Bello Matawalle, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 2.
President Buhari in his reaction said the news of the release of the students brought an "overwhelming joy".
"This news bring overwhelming joy. I am pleased that their ordeal has come to a happy end without any incident."
The Nigerian leader added that his administration is working hard to bring an end to the menace of kidnapping in the country.
He urged local communities to support security agencies to ensure criminal plans are nipped in the bud.
Meanwhile, Governor Matawalle has alleged that some unnamed persons offered money to the bandits behind the abduction not to release the children.
The Zamfara state governor made the disclosure when he was addressing the freed Jangebe schoolgirls on Gusau, the state capital.
Matawalle said he would soon reveal the mystery behind the abduction of the girls, adding that those instigating criminals should be careful.
In other news, Salihu Lukman, the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said extreme poverty in northern Nigeria is responsible for the rising spate of criminality in the region.
He made the statement on Monday, March 1, in a paper titled, Poverty and Existential Problems of Nigeria.
Lukman, therefore, advised President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to politicise issues when it comes to seeking solutions to Nigeria’s problems.
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