President Muhammadu Buhari has issued an express order for security agencies to immediately rescue all the people kidnapped by criminal groups across Nigeria.
President Buhari stated this while addressing security chiefs at a meeting in Abuja Thursday.
The President’s position was disclosed by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
“The President spoke about his sadness in respect of recent security challenges and developments we have had in the country, in particular the incident in which several Nigerians lost their lives with many more taken into captivity by criminals and bandits.
“Not just those that were captured during the last Kaduna –bound train incident but those that have been in captivity in other parts of the country.
“The President has directed all the operational and intelligence elements to rescue all of these innocent people immediately and unhurt. This is the basis on which other issues were discussed.
“The Chief of Defence Staff, the Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police all briefed the president on occurrences in their respective organizations,” Monguno said.
Monguno said he made some recommendations on how to tackle the security challenges confronting Nigeria. He said the President is reviewing the recommendations.