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Kaduna schoolchildren abduction: Tinubu personally pained – VP Shettima

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima on Saturday said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered security agencies to leave nothing unturned until the abducted schoolchildren are returned to their parents unhurt.

He said the president was personally pained about the incident.

He made the disclosure when he paid a sympathy visit to Kaduna State over the kidnap of 287 schoolchildren at Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area of the State.

The Vice President, who held a closed door meeting with the Kuriga community leaders, parents of the kidnapped schoolchildren, security chiefs and the state government officials, cautioned the media to be selective in their style of reporting in the interest of the security of the abducted children.

He explained that the very essence of the existence of government was to secure the lives and property of the citizens, assuring that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was equal to the task on his hands.

The Vice President noted, “The President is personally pained by what happened and he has instructed the security agencies to leave no stone unturned until we return our kids to their parents.

“The President has spoken with the Governor of Kaduna State four times, he has spoken with me three times about the rescue of the kids.”

Governor Uba Sani, while expressing appreciation to the Vice President over his visit, expressed optimism about the progress of the rescue effort.

He cautioned the media to be careful in their reportage to avoid risking the lives of the kids in captivity, while commending the ongoing effort of the Federal government under the leadership of President Tinubu and security agencies to ensure the safe return of the children.

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