President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning to would-be terrorists and bandits targeting schools, saying the country will not allow the destruction of the school system.
President Buhari commended the efforts of the Kaduna State government and the early response of the military which led to the rescue of 180 students, including eight staff members.
He urged that the others declared missing be found and returned safely to their families.
The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also commended the efforts and contributions of local intelligence, in significantly thwarting the kidnappers, saying that a country which has an efficient local intelligence network, is a safer country.
“Our military may be efficient and well-armed, but it needs good efforts for the nation’s defense and the local population must rise to this challenge of the moment.”
President Buhari expressed sympathy with the victims of the incident and hoped for an early end to the ordeal of those still held captive.