President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, asked the security agencies to “ensure that there is no repeat of students’ abduction in Nigeria.
He vowed to sanction the nation’s security chiefs should there be a repeat of the Dapchi kidnap in any part of the country.
Buhari gave the warning at the State House in Abuja while receiving the freed Dapchi schoolgirls.
”Our Administration’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and insurgency, and also call on all Nigerians, to join in this task. The security services have since been directed to put in place further measures around all schools vulnerable to attacks to ensure the safety of our pupils/students and teachers and school workers. ?I have tasked all the security agencies to work to ensure that we do not witness any reoccurrence of these incidents. Security Chiefs have been warned in clear terms that any lapse on their parts will be viewed seriously” he said.
Earlier, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, had said that the social media and utterances of those incompetent to speak on the matter almost marred efforts to rescue the girls.
He also said that almost all the freed Dapchi schoolgirls had one skin infection or the other from not having their bath for one month.
Further speaking, he warned that anyone who tries making political fortune from abduction will be dealt with seriously.
“This country has suffered enough of hostility. Government is therefore appealing to all to embrace peace for the overall development of our people and the country. ?May I also warn against those elements who have chosen to make political fortune of our citizens’ misfortune. Government would not tolerate any attempt by any person or group to trivialize or politicize security issues for politically motivated ends. Accordingly, security agencies would not hesitate to decisively deal with such unscrupulous characters”, he said.