President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians the schoolgirls from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, and all other abducted persons by insurgent groups would be rescued safely.
Buhari gave the assurance during a meeting with three rescued lecturers of University of Maiduguri and the 10 Police Officers’ wives at the presidential villa, Abuja.
He noted that the rescue of his visitors on Feb. 10 was a `very huge relief’ to him and to all Nigerians.
“Let me clearly reiterate the resolve of this administration to ensure all persons abducted by insurgents are rescued or released safely.
“This is especially against the back drop of the recent sad incident where another group of girls were abducted on Feb. 19 from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe.
“I have since directed all security agencies to immediately ensure that every effort is directed to ensure safety of our schools and students as well as bringing back the abducted girls to their families,’’ he said.
The president told the rescued persons that apart from their family members, every peace loving Nigerian prayed for their safety and wished them early release from the hold of their abductors.
“While government was fully aware of the expectations of your families and the general public for their immediate freedom, the path to your freedom was painstaking and protracted