Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has said that the people of Borno and Northeast will reward President Muhammadu Buhari with massive votes come 2019.
This was for the successful negotiation that led to the release of three UNIMAID lecturers and 10 police wives abducted last year by Boko Haram at different locations in Borno.
Ndume made this known in a statement he issued weekend in Abuja.
According to him, the release of the 13 abductees had rekindled his people’s hope on the rescue of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other persons in Boko Haram captivity.
He said: “It is with great delight that I receive the gladdening news about the release of the ten abducted women as well as the three geological scientists from the University of Maiduguri, who were abducted by Boko Haram in July last year.
“This news has not only gladden our hearts but has also renewed our hope that other abducted persons, including the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who are still in captivity would, in due course, regain their freedom by the grace of God.
“I, on behalf of the good people of southern Borno senatorial district and indeed the government and people of Borno state in general, commend all the actors that partook in the latest negotiated release of our women and lecturers.
“I specifically commend the leadership of the President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping faith with his promise of ensuring that all abducted persons, especially the Chibok schoolgirls, will be released.
“I also thank the ICRC and our military personnel as well as other security agencies who had contributed in one way or the other to see that this great feat is achieved.
“We in Borno state have no better way to express our gratitude to Mr President than to given him our assurances of support and massive votes come 2019”.
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