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Abduction of Students: Gov Bello of Niger lauds NASS, Buhari for taking swift action


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, had a crucial meeting with Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger, at the State House, Abuja.

The Governor was in the was in the State House to discuss with the President on how the kidnapped students and staff of Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kagara, Rafi council area of the State were abducted by gunmen would regain freedom.

Recall that Buhari had earlier condemned the abduction and dispatched a team of top security officials to the State to coordinate the rescue operation in the State.

He vowed not to relent until normalcy is restored in the security situation in the country.

Speaking after the meeting, Gov. Bello thanked President 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 advice them on what we think should be done. So I think it was a wonderful meeting,’’ he said

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 said the call had become imperative 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 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 for additional personnel and equipment