Some of the freed boys on the State House in Katsina.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the dedication of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to defending the lives and properties of Nigerians following the discharge of tons of of schoolboys kidnapped by bandits.
“We are grateful to everyone who worked on securing their release,” the previous Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of Lagos State tweeted on Friday.
“And as President Buhari mentioned, this administration will continue to work hard at protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians at all times.”
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Osinbajo was additionally grateful that the scholars had returned safely to be with their households, one week after they had been kidnapped.
And as President @MBuhari talked about, this administration will proceed to work onerous at defending the lives and property of all Nigerians always.
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) December 18, 2020
The schoolboys – numbering over three hundred- had been kidnapped final Friday on the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State, triggering extensive condemnation.
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President Buhari had within the wake of the event given a marching order to Nigeria’s safety forces to go after the abductees, reiterating his dedication to the safety of lives and properties.
“I strongly condemn the cowardly bandits’ attack on innocent children at the Science School, Kankara,” the President stated, as quoted in a press release launched by spokesman Garba Shehu.
“Our prayers are with the families of the students, the school authorities and the injured.”
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However, barely one week after their kidnap, the scholars had been launched and met with Governor Aminu Masari on the State House in Katsina.
He equally assured them that they are going to be correctly taken care of earlier than being handed to their dad and mom, one week after they had been kidnapped by bandits within the north-western state.