By Deborah Coker
The Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle, has assured that the abducted female students of the Federal University in Gusau will be rescued and returned safely to their respective homes.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Hope Attari, Acting Director of Press and Public Relations, of the ministry.
The minister who condemned the abduction of the students, extended his heartfelt sympathy to the parents, academic community and entire residents of Zamfara for the tragic incident.
“I share in your pain and strongly condemn this reprehensible act carried out by suspected bandits.
“I therefore call on the nation’s dedicated security forces to intensify efforts and deploy every available resources to secure the safe return of the abducted students.
“All hands must be on deck in securing the release of the abducted students,” he said
He added that as part of President Bola Ahmed Tinibu’s eight point agenda of strengthening national security for peace and prosperity, the ministry would secure the release of the abducted students.
Matawalle said that the air and ground components of the military have already been massively deployed within Zamfara as every measure would be taken to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians.
He further assured residents of the state of the Federal Government’s commitment to providing security for lives and property of all her citizens. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
edited by Sadiya Hamza