President Tinubu Orders Swift Rescue of Abducted Female Students in Zamfara
In the wake of the harrowing abduction of 24 female students from the Federal University of Gusau in Zamfara state, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has issued explicit directives to security agencies, urging them to expedite the rescue mission.
The horrifying incident unfolded in the early hours of Friday, September 22, when armed bandits brazenly assaulted the off-campus female hostel. While six of the abducted students were subsequently rescued, a distressing number still remain in captivity.
Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelali, released a statement in which President Tinubu expressed unequivocal condemnation of the reprehensible act of abduction.
He emphasized that there exists no moral justification for such heinous crimes, especially against innocent individuals who were simply pursuing quality education.
In the statement, President Tinubu conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the affected families, reiterating his government’s steadfast commitment to safeguarding every Nigerian citizen.
He assured the families of the abducted students that no effort would be spared in ensuring their safe return.
Furthermore, President Tinubu vowed to fortify educational institutions as bastions of knowledge, growth, and opportunity, impervious to the menacing acts of terrorists.
His resolve to create a secure environment for students to pursue their education without fear of violence underscores the government’s unwavering dedication to the well-being and security of its citizens.
As efforts to secure the release of the remaining abducted students intensify, the nation waits in hope and solidarity with the affected families.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the collective responsibility to protect the sanctity of educational spaces, ensuring they remain spaces of learning, growth, and safety.