The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the abduction of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangede, Zamfara state will be the last in the country.
Last Friday, gunmen attacked the school located at Talata-Mafara local government area of the state and abducted 317 students.
This is the third abduction of schoolchildren in the northern part of the country within the past three months.
Sirka, who led a delegate of the federal government to Zamfara to commiserate with the people, said Buhari is saddened by the abduction of schoolchildren.
The minister said the government has the resources and wherewithal to contain the criminals.
“This abduction of the female students in Jangebe will be the last as the federal government has reorganised the security architecture of the country to nib all the atrocities of these criminals,” NAN quoted him to have said.
“The president is saddened by the abduction of the students from Jangebe and reassures you that the government has all the resources and wherewithal to contain these criminals.
“Buhari also commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara’s efforts against armed banditry and promised continued support to bring lasting peace.
“The federal government will continue its partnership with the Zamfara government and its citizens in resolving the security challenges facing the state.”
On his part, Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, said he believes in the president and his efforts in fighting insurgency, adding that the abducted students will soon regain their freedom.
“I strongly believe in the president and his effort in fighting all forms of insurgence and urge him to improve on the nation’s security,” he said.