The National Leader of APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the prompt intervention in rescuing the kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State.
Tinubu, in a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, however, underscored the need to upgrade of the country’s security infrastructure.
The APC leader called on the armed forces to renew themselves and put in efforts, not only to make schools safe for students, but also cities and villages safe for all the citizens.
He stressed that no meaningful development could occur in a climate of fear, uncertainty and insecurity of lives and property.
Tinubu also lauded Gov. Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and the armed forces for working tirelessly to secure the release of the schoolboys.
“The quick release of the schoolboys from their abductors had vindicated the president in his untiring efforts to rid the country of insecurity and see the back of bandits and insurgents in the land.
“The initial abduction of the over 300 Kankara schoolboys from their dormitory in broad daylight was unsettling and it raised a serious concern.
“However, their prompt rescue from their abductors is heart-warming.
“It vindicates President Buhari, in his untiring commitment and determination to rid the country of insecurity and confront Boko Haram insurgents and bandits operating in some parts of the country,” he said.
He said that the laudable effort must be sustained.
“I empathise with the agonised parents and relations of the abducted schoolboys, and I rejoice with them over the release of their children from the jaws of the abductors.
“These boys must now be reunited with their families,” he said.