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Presidency Reveals When Zamfara Schoolgirls Will Be Released


The Presidency has stated that the over 300 students of the Zamfara Government Girls School abducted by bandits would soon be released.

This was made known on Monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today’ programme.

Asked when the Jangebe girls would be recovered, the presidential media aide said: “at the shortest possible time.”

“That is why government is working; federal government, state government, inter-agency collaboration, everything is being done to bring those schoolgirls back,” Adesina added.

Speaking on the various abduction that has rocked the nation, Buhari’s aide pointed out that individuals abducted under this administration have regained freedom.

He said, “When those abductions happened, how do they end? We had Dapchi, they were recovered. We had Kankara, they were recovered. We had Kagara, they were recovered. We are working on Jangebe in Zamfara now. You look at the end results.

“This is a vast country with security challenges. There could be glitches, there could be shortcomings in one area of the other but how do those things end. So, give some credit to this government.

Adesina further said, “There is nothing wrong about being reactive, you can’t be proactive about everything. In security, there will be things you will also react to. Yes, you can be proactive about certain things but the truth is that you cannot prevent everything. No single country in the world has been able to prevent security challenges but the speed with which you react and the efficiency with which you react will matter.

“When Kankara happened and those boys were taken into the forest, immediately, the security forces swung into action and they ring those abductors round. They were not able to take those boys out of the country. Compared that to the time the Chibok girls were taken and because there was jittery on the part of the government then, the girls had been taken far before anything could be done.

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“Prompt action, swift action is also part of security reaction and we have seen that in all that have happened in this administration.”

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