President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security and intelligence agencies to hasten their moves to rescue the 200 children kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger State.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known on Monday in a statement titled, ‘Expedite action towards release of school children, President Buhari urges law enforcement officials.’ He said President Buhari received a briefing on the latest incident of school kidnapping and condemned it.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s security and intelligence agencies to expedite efforts towards the recovery of the 200 children kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger State,” the statement read in part. He added that President Buhari urged all the agencies involved in the rescue operation to do their utmost in securing their immediate release.
The President also directed the concerned government agencies to extend possible support to the families of the kidnapped children. Over 200 students were abducted by bandits in Tegina, Rafi Local Government on Sunday.