President Muhammadu Buhari has described the newest abduction of lots of of scholars of Authorities Ladies Secondary Faculty, Jangebe in Zamfara State as inhumane and completely unacceptable.
Buhari, in an announcement by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, warned that “this administration won’t succumb to blackmail by bandits who goal harmless faculty college students within the expectations of giant ransom funds.”
He additionally appealed to state governments to evaluation their coverage of rewarding bandits with cash and automobiles as a result of that coverage may boomerang disastrously.
Based on him, “No prison group could be too robust to be defeated by the federal government including that the one factor standing between the safety forces and the bandits are the principles of engagement.”
“We’ve the capability to deploy large power towards the bandits within the villages the place they function, however our limitation is the concern of heavy casualties of harmless villagers and hostages who is perhaps used as human shields by the bandits,” he mentioned, stressing that “our major goal is to get the hostages protected, alive and unhurt.”
Buhari additional acknowledged that “A hostage disaster is a posh scenario that requires most endurance to be able to shield the victims from bodily hurt and even brutal demise by the hands of their captors.
“Allow them to not entertain any illusions that they’re extra highly effective than the federal government. They shouldn’t mistake our restraint for the humanitarian objectives of defending harmless lives as a weak point or an indication of concern or irresolution,” he added.
He additionally suggested states and native governments to be extra proactive by bettering safety round colleges and their environment.
BREAKING: Zamfara: We’ll not succumb to blackmail, evaluation coverage of rewarding bandits – Buhari