Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Yobe state government, security operatives and all those involved in the release of the kidnapped Dapchi school girls.
Saraki, in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the release of the girls,is an answer to prayers of Nigerians.
He also called for the rehabilitation of the girls before restoring them to their parents and expressed desire that they all return to school.
“The release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls is tremendous news for the country. Our prayers have been answered.
“I commend President Buhari, our security forces and the Yobe State Government for their effort in bringing back our girls. However, we cannot stop here. We must not rest until all the Dapchi girls, and the remaining Chibok girls are back home with their families.
“I hope that the girls that have been released will soon be reunited with their families and loved ones. It is also necessary that we ensure that they receive the necessary care and rehabilitation that they need to continue to lead normal lives.
“I urge the affected families and the Yobe State Government to do all within their power to ensure that these girls continue their education — as this will be the strongest signal to their abductors that though they may have kidnapped their bodies — they will never break their spirits and their minds,” he said.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the kidnapped girls were returned to their town in the early hours of Wednesday after successful negotiations with the federal government.