The presidency on Tuesday said it is “deeply anguished ” by the abduction of students from Greenfield University in Kaduna state, and is working to ensure their rescue.
It would be recalled that unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits had invaded the school on April 18, and abducted several students.
Five of those abducted were later found dead, while the kidnappers had vowed to kill the remaining students if a ransom wasn’t paid by Tuesday.
The presidency in a tweet vowed to bring the “tragic saga” to an end with no further loss of lives.
“We deeply share the anguish of the parents of the abducted Greenfield University students. The Federal Government through the military & intelligence agencies is working to support the Kaduna State Govt to bring this tragic saga to an end with no further loss of innocent life” the tweet read.
The presidency also called on Nigerians to shun negative ethnic or religious affiliations, and unite against criminality.
“We will ensure that good triumphs over evil, & that all of the bandits & criminals terrorizing innocent lives & communities are brought to book.
“This is a time for all Nigerians to unite, regardless of religion, ethnicity or partisan affiliation—against a common, dastardly enemy.”