- APC has reacted to the release of the remaining students of the Kaduna forestry college
- The party expressed satisfaction with the release and safe return of the students after weeks in captivity
- However, the ruling party appealed to Nigerians to support the President Buhari-led government
Nigerians have been urged to support President Muhammadu Buhari as he works towards finding a permanent solution to the nation’s rising insecurity challenges.
The appeal was made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement published on its official Twitter page on Thursday, May 6, and sighted by Legit.ng.
The party in a statement signed by John Akpanudoeudehe, the party’s national secretary, appreciated all stakeholders involved in the release of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state.
Recall that the students were released on Wednesday, May 5, after spending over 50 gruelling days in the den of their abductors.
According to him, the APC expressed satisfaction concerning the release and safe return of the abducted students.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari welcomed the release of the 27 kidnapped students, saying he was happy.
Reacting to the development via a thread of tweets, the president congratulated the students' friends, families, and the Kaduna state government just as he thanked Nigerians for their prayers.
Buhari also extended his appreciation to those who contributed to the release of the students.
He specifically mentioned three government sources that facilitated the release of the students.
In a related development, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Islamic cleric on Tuesday, May 4, urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to pay the N100 million ransom being demanded by the kidnappers of Greenfield University students in Kaduna state.
Gumi who has been at the forefront of championing amnesty for the terrorists said the federal government must not take the threat by the kidnappers lightly.
He was reacting to the comments of a parent of one of the abductees who lamented that the kidnappers were insisting on a ransom of N100 million before their wards are safely released to them.