Buhari Welcomes Release of Kagara Students, Staff, Urges School Owners to Scale Up Security


President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the release of the abducted students and staff of the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Buhari commended the country’s security and intelligence agencies and the government of Niger State for their responses in securing the release.

Buhari who expressed happiness about the news of the release, also sympathized with the staff and the students, their parents and friends on this ordeal.

According to Shehu, the President warned that the country will not continue to suffer attacks that threaten the growth of education, the security and life of the future leaders at the same time putting the nation in a negative light.

He advised school owners, particularly the state and local governments as well as religious organisations to scale up security around their schools in line with the standards laid down by the UN-backed Safe School Programme of the administration.

“President Buhari once again condemned the school abductions, with latest one at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State, and directed all security and intelligence agencies in the country to hunt down the culprits and bring them to justice,” the statement added.