Presidency Reacts To Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction

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The Presidency on Friday condemned the abduction of 317 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, released the statement on Friday, hours after Nigerians and prominent individuals had reacted.

Shehu said, “The President advised states and local governments to be more proactive by improving security around schools and their surroundings.”

“The President appealed to state governments “to review their policy of rewarding bandits with money and vehicles, warning that the policy might boomerang disastrously.”

“President Muhammadu Buhari has described the latest abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State as inhumane and totally unacceptable, sending out a strong warning to bandits and their sponsors.”

“President Buhari noted that “a hostage crisis is a complex situation that requires maximum patience in order to protect the victims from physical harm or even brutal death at the hands of their captors.”