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General News of Thursday, 6 May 2021


Buhari appeals for the release of abducted Greenfield University students

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari has appealed to the kidnappers of the Greenfield University to release the remaining 16 students held captive since April 18.

The president made this appeal in a statement released on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 whiles speaking on the release of the 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state.

In the release, he made an appeal for the release of all Nigerians held captive by bandits, Boko Haram insurgents and others, adding that his government will do everything within his power to ensure Nigerians live without fear.

He wrote;

''I welcome the release of the 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, and congratulate their friends, families, and the government and people of Kaduna State. We are happy they have been released.

Our deep appreciation to all who contributed one way or the other to this happy outcome, in particular the defence and security agencies, the officials of the Ministry of Environment, and the Government of Kaduna State. We equally thank Nigerians for their prayers.

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.

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.''the statement read

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