Buhari dispatches security chiefs to Niger, orders return of students

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation of students abducted from Government Science College in Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on Wednesday morning.

A statement issued by the senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu said the president also directed the safe return of the students.

The statement read, “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.”

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