Amid divergent reactions of a resurgence of terrorists’ activities in the country, President Bola Tinubu has directed security agencies to rescue the remaining female students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, who were recently abducted by terrorists.
The directive is sequel to recent disturbing reports that a group of bandits broke into a hostel in Gusau in Zamfara State and whisked away some students of the federal university.
But Tinubu while condemning the act, through his media aide, Ajuru Ngelale, on Sunday, described the development as reprehensible act of abduction.
He said the president believes there is no moral justification for such heinous crimes against innocent victims whose only “offence” was their pursuit of quality education.
“While the president wholeheartedly commiserates with all families directly impacted by this sad incident, he affirms that his administration has a solemn duty to protect every Nigerian citizen, and in line with this commitment, assures the families of the abducted students that no effort will be spared in ensuring their safe return.
“The president pledges that the Federal Government is determined to ensure that educational institutions remain sanctuaries of knowledge, growth, and opportunity, and totally free from the menacing acts of terrorists,” the presidential spokesman noted in a statement to State House correspondents.