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Kidnap of 300 schoolgirls in Zamfara will be the last. My government has developed new measures to end criminality in Nigeria – President Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said that the abduction of over 300 students from the Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, will be the last, adding that “strict measures would be taken to avert the recurrence of such event.”

Buhari who spoke through his Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, noted that new measures have developed by the federal government to bring an end to all forms of criminality in Nigeria.

The Aviation Minister led a high-powered delegation to sympathise with the Government and people of Zamfara over the Friday abduction.

“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,” he said.

“The Federal Government has the capability to get rid of banditry and will do so without further delay”.

“The federal government will continue its partnership with Zamfara government and its citizens in resolving the security challenges facing the state,” Buhari said.

The FG delegation led by Sirika includes; the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sa’adiya Umar-Faruk and Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen.

Responding to the FG delegation, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, said; “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.

“This is by ensuring synergy among the security agencies so that confrontations with criminals can be coordinated on ground and air simultaneously,” the governor said.

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