The Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) applauded the release of the abducted students from Government Secondary School,
Kankara in Katsina State State School, the Federal Government, Katsina State Government and the security agencies.
Mr. Simon Lalong, the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of
the Plateau, gave the commendation in a statement in Jos on Friday.
The release of the students, according to Lalong, would console their
parents and further build Nigerians’ trust in the government’s fight against insecurity.
“The NGF has welcomed with excitement the release of the abducted students of Government Science School Kankara, Katsina State.
“We commend President Muhammadu Buhari, Gov. Aminu Masari, security agencies, community leaders and all stakeholders who contributed in making sure the schoolboys were released unharmed.
“The release of the students will comfort and assuage the parents and the entire country which has been agonised by ugly incident,” he said.
Lalong called for further action to ensure that the ugly incident does not happen again and
called for a comprehensive investigation to unravel those behind this condemnable act and bring justice to them.
The President urged security agencies to carry out a full investigation into the allegations made by APC Acting Deputy
National Publicity Secretary Yekini Nabena, maintaining that the forum does not tolerate any of its members for such behaviour.
Nabena reported that the intelligence report revealed that behind the multitude of banditry, abduction and other
forms of insecurity in the area is a governor from the northern part of the country.
In order to put an end to all forms of insecurity and illegal activities in the region and the nation
as a whole, Lalong assured the public that the forum will continue to work with the federal government and security agencies.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN