President Bola Tinubu has directed security services to rescue the remaining female students of the Federal University Gusau (FUG) in Zamfara State’s Sabin Gida region.
Armed gunmen reportedly raided the FUG undergraduate hostels in the early hours of Friday and seized an unidentified number of female students.
Ajuri Ngelale, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said in a statement yesterday that the president condemned the heinous act of abduction, emphasizing that there was no moral justification for such heinous crimes against innocent victims whose only “offense” was their pursuit of quality education.
The president expressed his condolences to all of the families who had been directly touched by the unfortunate occurrence and stated that his administration has a sacred duty to defend every Nigerian citizen.
“In keeping with this pledge, President Tinubu assures the families of the kidnapped students that every effort will be made to ensure their safe return.
“Furthermore, he pledged that the federal government is determined to ensure that educational institutions remain sanctuaries of knowledge, growth, and opportunity, and totally free from the menacing acts of terrorists,” the statement continued.