Muhammadu Buhari has said that the government is negotiating with the terror group Boko Haram for the release of some more abducted Nigerians.
He said his administration will also ensure the safe return of all those abducted by the terrorists.
He said the President gave the assurance at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, when he received three lecturers and nine women that were released by ISIS and Boko Haram, respectively.
Adesina quoted the President as saying, “President Buhari said the ongoing negotiations for the release of more abducted Nigerians will be given utmost attention and care, with priority on safety.
“Let me say that this Government treasures all human lives, particularly that of its citizens, and following your abduction, the security agencies were directed by me to do everything possible to ensure the safe release of every one of you and other persons.”
He expressed sadness over the recent kidnap of the students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
He said, “While thanking the security agencies and all those who facilitated this, let me clearly reiterate the resolve of this Administration to ensure all persons abducted by the insurgents, are rescued or released safely.
“This is especially against the backdrop of the recent sad incident where another group of girls were abducted on 19th February, from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
“I have since directed all security agencies to immediately ensure that every effort is directed to ensure the safety of our schools and students, as well as bringing back the abducted girls to their families.”
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