President Buhari Counsels Released Kankara Students
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Katsina urged rescued students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, to remain focused in pursuing their interest of acquiring a good education, despite the misfortune of kidnapping, noting that the reward of knowledge is not negotiable.
The President, who met with the 344 students at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, said the unfortunate incident was a test of character and determination to succeed in life, assuring the students that the Federal Government will upgrade the security structure in the country to ensure more safety.
The President commended the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, for working tirelessly to ensure that the kidnapped children were returned unharmed while appreciating all the security agencies, traditional institutions and individuals that played key roles in their rescue.
President Buhari said the military and security agencies still had a lot to do to secure the country and its citizens.
In his remarks, Governor Masari said the security architecture in the country should be upgraded to ensure the safety of citizens, adding that the “kidnap of school children should never happen again’’.
The Governor said the release of the children was through collaborations, negotiations and discussions, thanking the President for consistently supporting the process, creating time for regular updates and taking actions when needed.