Buhari condemns abduction of schoolchildren, others in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched security chiefs to Niger State following the abduction of staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of the State, by gunmen.

Okay.ng had on Wednesday morning reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits killed a student of the school during the attack.

Reacting to the incident, President Buhari in a statement issued by his senior spokesman, Garba Shehu, directed the security chiefs to rescue all abducted persons.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has received reports of the brazen attack on Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, following which a yet to be ascertained number of staff and students have been abducted by gunmen.

“Following these reports, the President has directed the Armed Forces and Police, to ensure immediate and safe return of all the captives. The President has also dispatched to Minna, Niger State a team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officials, community leaders, as well as parents and staff of the College.

“President Buhari has assured of the support of his administration to the Armed Forces in their brave struggle against terrorism and banditry and urged them to do all that can be done to bring an end to this saga, and avoid such cowardly attacks on schools in the future.”

“Our prayers are with families of the victims of this attack,” said the President as he condemned as cowardly the attack on innocent school children.

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