- President Buhari expresses joy over release of Jangebe girls
- Says Government would never give in to blackmails
President Buhari has expressed “joy” over the release of abducted schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talatu-Mafara Local Government area of Zamfara state.
The President in a statement through his spokesman Garba Shehu, has said that he was overjoyed at the turn of events, saying it was a good result that this challenge of the kidnap of the girls ended without anyone getting hurt or any life lost in the process.
President Buhari also called for a high end of collaboration between residents and security operatives to curtail further menace by bandits.
“I join the families and people of Zamfara State in welcoming and celebrating the release of these traumatized female students,”
“Being held in captivity is an agonizing experience not only for the victims but also their families and all of us.”
“The time has come to reverse grim and heart-breaking incidents of kidnapping”.
President Buhari also reiterated his commitment to end kidnappings, saying “ransom payments will continue to prosper kidnapping”
The cable reports that the president also emphasized that his administration would not give in to cheap blackmails from bandits who intend to use vulnerable school girls as baits.
According to Buhari:
“Let them not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government. They shouldn’t mistake our restraint for the humanitarian goals of protecting innocent lives as a weakness or a sign of fear or irresolution.
Although Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State disclosed that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the girls.