Kagara Abduction: FG Seeks ‘political and military’ approach for the release of students
The Federal Government said it will use military and political efforts to secure safe release of the 27 students and staff members of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State abducted early Wednesday morning by bandits.
A delegation of the government led by Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, made the promise in Minna, the state capital on Wednesday. Also in the delegation were the Ministers of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; the National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno; and the Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to secure the immediate release of the kidnapped persons.
The delegation said the Federal Government will not surrender its authority to criminals. The NSA, Mr Monguno, said both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches will be used to secure the release of the students and others.
He said the government would deploy a confluence of political and military efforts to resolve the issue. He said President Buhari was determined to apply whatever it takes to ensure the safety of lives and property in the country.
Also the Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed reassured the people of the State in particular and Nigeria in general that no stone will be left unturned to ensure the safety of all.