President Muhammadu Buhari has received reports of the brazen attack on Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, following which a yet to be ascertained number of staff and students have been abducted by gunmen.
Following these reports, the President has directed the Armed Forces and Police, to ensure immediate and safe return of all the captives. The President has 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.
President Buhari has assured of the help of his administration to the Armed Forces in their brave warfare in opposition to terrorism and banditry and entreated them to do all that can be achieved to bring an end to this saga, and keep away from such cowardly assaults on colleges in the future.
“Our prayers are with households of the victims of this attack,” stated the President as he condemned as cowardly the attack on innocent faculty youngsters.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 17, 2021