Today, President Muhammadu Buhari received the recently released University of Maiduguri lecturers and the 10 women abducted by the Boko Haram in the Northeast last year. During the meeting which was held in Abuja, President Buhari restated the government’s commitments in rescuing all those abducted by the insurgents especially the recently kidnapped 110 secondary school girls from Dapchi, Yobe state.
Buhari says on his twitter page after the meeting:
“I can’t fully express the joy I felt this afternoon, as I received our citizens recently released from Boko Haram’s captivity- fathers, mothers, sons, daughters. We will go to any length to ensure that no one is left behind in the hands of terrorists. Every Nigerian life matters!
“There were the University of Maiduguri lecturers, abducted while on service to their fatherland, and also the women abducted from a funeral procession. Today they are safely back home, and Nigeria rejoices with them and with their families.
“They told me that they had given up all hope of ever coming back alive. I assured them that we will never give up on any of our citizens. I have asked the security agencies to ensure that every abducted person – including the Dapchi girls – is safely released.