President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigerian Army for rescuing hundreds of schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State last Friday.
The president stated this in two-part short videos posted on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Friday morning.
He however admitted that his government and the military have a lot of work to do about insecurity in the country.
Mr. Buhari commended Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, for being up and doing since the abduction of the schoolboys.
He 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.
Governor Masari had on Thursday night confirmed the release of 344 abducted schoolboys.
According to him, the boys were at Tsafe, Zamfara State, and would be transported to Kankara on Friday.
Masari further said that no ransom was paid for their release.