Osinbajo Orders Security Agencies To Rescue Abducted Women
The Acting President wants the abducted women rescued immediately.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
The women are believed to be among 14 others kidnapped when the gunmen ambushed a convoy travelling under military escort along the Biu road in Borno State.
Akande said Osinbajo directed the security agencies to consider partnering with the international community to achieve the feat.
While condemning the abduction, the Acting President sympathised with the families of the abducted women, and assured them that the Federal Government will spare no efforts to ensure the safe and speedy return of all the victims.
The statement read, “The Acting President has therefore directed Nigeria’s military and intelligence agencies to take all necessary steps including coordinating with our international partners to rescue the abducted women, as well as to ensure further tightening of security in and around Borno State.
“The Buhari presidency assures that the ongoing efforts of security agencies, including the establishment of additional military and police bases in parts of the country, as well as the improved intelligence gathering will continue, and commends some of the recent significant breakthroughs in combating kidnapping and banditry in the country.”
It could be recalled that a large convoy travelling from Maiduguri to Damboa under a military escort was ambushed on June 20 by Boko Haram gunmen some 31 kilometres from Maiduguri.
Some of the travelers, including a police officer and a soldier were killed in the ambush.
Although the Borno State Police Command confirmed the attack, it refused to state the number of those taken away by the attackers.