- President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the security agencies to ensure that the remaining passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack are rescued alive from kidnappers' den
- President Buhari gave the new directive on Tuesday, June 21, through a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu
- While welcoming and congratulating the newly released victims, Buhari reckons with the efforts of some patriotic and influential persons and institution working on the safe rescue of victims
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the security agencies to ensure the safe rescue of the remaining kidnapped railway passengers.
Buhari ordered security chiefs to go after the kidnappers and rescue others
According to the statement, the country’s military and security agencies are conscious of their duty to the nation and are determined to always respond to the president’s charge with urgency.
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Shehu in his statement said the president has directed increased effort, both kinetic and non-kinetic, to bring the case to closure.
“Upon the President’s approval, the Government is continuing on the two-lane approach, kinetic and non-kinetic to secure the passengers’ safe release.
“The kidnappers made a demand for the release of their own children and upon the settlement of that issue, they let go eleven of the victims, even though more were expected.
“The setback notwithstanding, the Government is not leaving any stone unturned in the efforts to bring all of the hostages back."
Security agencies have assured of increased operational engagement - presidency
Shehu affirmed that the defence, security and intelligence agencies had given assurance to intensify operational engagements to ensure the rescue of all hostages and restore peace to all parts of the country.
He stated that the government is mindful of the efforts of some patriotic and influential persons and institutions that are helping in securing the safe release of the hostages.
The president affirmed:
“President Buhari welcomes the return of the recently released passengers back to their families and loved ones, while expressing his solemn commitment to the families of those still in captivity.’’
Shehu quoted the president as assuring that:
“There will be no let-up until they are reunited with their families in the shortest time possible.’’
Buhari sends strong warning to those benefiting from insecurity as he makes fresh revelation
Legit.ng reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to deal with those taking the law into their hands and benefitting from the insecurity in Nigeria.
President Buhari who spoke in Kano at the passing-out-parade of the Nigeria police academy said his administration will continue to show zero tolerance for crimes.
The president also revealed that there is a need to develop a policy on cyber warfare which will prevent cyber attacks against national infrastructure.
Buhari makes new appointment, seeks Senate confirmation
President Muhammadu Buhari writes Senate to confirm the appointment of Aniku Michael-Ohiani as substantive Director-General Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.
The president's request was read by Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, at the senate's floor at the beginning of the plenary on Wednesday, June 15.
Buhari in his letter stated that the confirmation was in line with Section 22(1)(a) of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (Establishment) Act, 2005.