President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday declared that there will be no rest till the last girl, whether from Chibok and Dapchi, is released.
The President who said this in his address on his official visit to Yobe state where the Dapchi school girls were abducted, noted that the girls, like all Nigerian citizens, must enjoy unhindered freedom and pursue their legitimate aspirations.
“The Dapchi and Chibok students are our girls and must enjoy our protection. They must live to achieve their individual ambitions, to be great women of tomorrow. It is our duty to protect them. We are determined to restore peace to all part of the country – from the West to the East; North to the South” he noted.
The President further remarked, “I have ordered a 24 hour brief to me by security agencies on its successes or challenges. While expecting the report of the Committee set up to investigate the abduction for implementation, I have asked that appropriate Federal Government authorities be in constant touch with the Yobe State Government and other neighbouring States to ensure a common strategy and line of action”.
While calling for calm,he implored affected parents and families to restrain from making statements that may jeopardize the success of the rescue mission.
According to him, “We are aware of orchestrations by some evil elements to take advantage of the development to score cheap political points. I call on law abiding citizens to shun activities and statements that may cause a breakdown of law and order.
“The Government, under my watch, will continue to maintain normalcy and ensure that incidents of this nature are stopped. Be assured that measures are being put in place to achieve these objectives”.
You would recall that on February 19, 2018, 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi were abducted from their school in Yobe state.
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