President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s security and intelligence agencies to expedite efforts towards the recovery of the 200 children kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger State.

According to a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari, who received briefing on the latest incident of school kidnapping, condemned as unfortunate, the kidnapping of children from schools, and urged all the agencies involved in the rescue operation to do their utmost in securing their immediate release.

He also directed the concerned government agencies to extend possible support to the families of the kidnapped children.

Information retrieved from Premium Times revealed that, eleven of the kidnapped students were later released by their abductors because they were too young and could not work, according to the Niger State government.

The mass abduction of the Islamic school students was the second in Rafi Local Government Area in six months.

Credit: Premium Times

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