The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello on Wednesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the Kagara school abduction that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to NAN, Bello was in the State House to update Buhari on the security situation in Niger State.
Naija News had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the abduction of students and staffs of the Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
The President directed the Armed Forces and Police, to ensure the immediate and safe return of all the captives.
Buhari also dispatched to Minna, Niger State a team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officials, community leaders, as well as parents and staff of the College.
The Niger State Governor while speaking after the meeting with the President, thanked Buhari for swiftly ordering actions on the GSSS Kagara school kidnap.
He told state reporters, “I came in this evening to thank Mr President for his quick response to the plight of Nigerlites, following two serious kidnap incidences.”
“At the same time, we rubbed minds on what we think should be done so that we find an everlasting solution to the situation and Mr President has confirmed to me that this matter will be given proper attention.”
“We’ll continue engaging the service chiefs and the federal so that we can guide and advise them on what we think should be done. So I think it was a wonderful meeting.”
He also expressed support for the call by the nation’s Upper Chamber for the declaration of a state of emergency on security in the country.
Bello in his reaction to the call noted that it has become important so as to address security challenges being experienced in some parts of the country.
“At the moment, if you look at what is happening, we are having security challenges in almost all parts of the country, so yes there’s a need to install some form of emergency on security matters across the board.”
“So yes, I think the Senate acted in good faith. Something definitely needs to be done,” he said.
He added that he was convinced by what Buhari told him and he had also requested additional personnel and equipment.