Following the release of the schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State by Boko Haram, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), congratulated the Nigerian Army over the successful rescue operation.
The President, however, added that his administration and the military have a lot of work to do to tackle the insecurity in the country.
He stated this on Friday morning in short videos posted on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari.
In the video, he also commended Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, for being up and doing since the abduction of the schoolboys.
Buhari said, “I spoke with the governor. I congratulated him and congratulated the Army that organised the operation, the encirclement of the abductors, and getting the children. The military is well-trained. I think they are sufficiently motivated.”
“I am being impressed with the governor, he has been up and doing since it happened. I congratulated him that the children have been released,” he added.
On Thursday night, Masari had confirmed the release of 344 abducted schoolboys, adding that the boys were at Tsafe, Zamfara State, and would be transported to Kankara on Friday adding that no ransom was paid before the boys were released.
Exactly a week ago, gunmen stormed the school premises and abducted over 300 students after a gun duel with the police.