Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, has proven its commitment to security of Nigerian lives by reacting swiftly whenever abductions like the latest one of schoolboys in Kankara happened.
Speaking in Abuja during a press conference on Friday concerning the release of the students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, Mohammed hinted that the Buhari administration handled abduction of students better than the previous government.
According to him, the Buhari administration would do everything possible to prevent a recurrence of mass abductions, adding that the it is still working to ensure that the remaining abducted students of Chibok, Borno State and Dapchi, Yobe State, are brought back home.
His words: “The release of these school boys is a testament to the importance that this administration attaches to the security and safety of all Nigerians.
“There is no government in the world that will not face the challenges of security at one time or another.
“No government in the world is immune to terrorist attacks. What stands any government out is the way and manner it responds to such challenges.
“We also make bold to say that we have moved with speed and determination each time we have faced the challenge of school abductions, and the results attest to this.
“Each time this has happened, we have always accepted responsibility, rather than being in denial. And that has made all the difference in whether or not the abducted school children have been recovered.”
The minister expressed dismay that some Nigerians “denigrated” the government and country over the Kankara incident.
He also taunted those campaigning for the release of the schoolboys, asking them to go back home.
“We hope those who have started trading and politicking with the hashtag ‘BringBackOurBoys’ can now go home, as our boys have been brought back, even before their dubious campaign could take off,” he said.