President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurance that the missing 110 Government Girls Science and Technical Collage Dapchi, Yobe State, abducted by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, would be rescued.
The President made the pronouncement during a meeting at the Government House in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
He used the occasion to recount the numerous successes recorded by the administration in rescuing Boko Haram hostages which included female police personnel, lecturers and students.
The President assured the people of Yobe State the the Federal Government was partnering with the international community including Nigeria’s immediate neighbors to ensure the safe return of the girls.
He however warned that anyone found to be negligent leading to the abduction of the schoolgirls will be punished in accordance with the law.
He also enumerated the steps taken so far in the effort towards rescuing the abducted schoolgirls describing them as the best taken in the prevailing circumstances adding that they were remarkable departure from those taken from the preceding administration when 276 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted.
The Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, commended President Buhari for making Yobe and the Northeast safer and expressed the appreciation of the people of the state for the steps being taken by the Federal Government to rescue the abducted schoolgirls.
Gov Geidam maintained that the goodwill and the support of the President in the state remained unshaken despite the abduction of the schoolgirls.