The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the abductors of the Greenfield University students who were abducted from the school premises by bandits in Kaduna state.
The appeal was contained in a statement released via the President’s official Twitter account after the release of the abducted 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka.
The President appreciated everyone who contributed one way or the other to facilitate the release in particular the defence and security agencies, the officials of the Ministry of Environment, and the Government of Kaduna State. He equally thanked Nigerians for their prayers.
He then further stated in what seems to be an appeal to the kidnappers of the Greenfield University students who are still in the custody of their captors.
The President said, “I again appeal for the release of the students of Greenfield University & all other citizens held in captivity. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Nigerians live in a country where everyone can move where and when they want—without the fear of kidnapping & banditry.”
He also said, “I call for steadfastness & security awareness on the part of the law enforcement agencies and citizens. Let me once again condemn the increasing politicization of security in Nigeria, by opportunistic politicians. All hands must be on deck to achieve enduring peace & security.”
Recall that five of the abducted students have already been killed with only one of them released upon fulfilment of ransom demands.