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‘Our troops as good as any’ — Buhari commends military on rescue of train passengers

  President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the safe release of 23 train passengers held in captivity.   Buhari said this on...

 


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the safe release of 23 train passengers held in captivity.

 

Buhari said this on Wednesday in a post on his social media handles.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, NigerianEye had reported how 23 passengers kidnapped after the Kaduna-bound train attack regained their freedom.

 

Their release comes more than six months after the attack.

 

According to the federal government, a seven-member presidential committee assembled by Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, facilitated the release of the remaining passengers.

 

Reacting to the release in a post on his social media handles, Buhari said the nation owed the military and other security and intelligence agencies gratitude for the successful conduct of the operation.

 

“I welcome, with much happiness, the safe release of the remaining 23 kidnapped train passengers held in captivity by Boko Haram terrorists. Like the entire nation, I am delighted by this news, and we are all grateful to the military and other security agencies,” he said.

 

 “Our nation’s Armed Forces, and all other security and intelligence agencies, are as good as any. Given the needed support and encouragement, as we have been doing, there is no task that they cannot accomplish. I commend them for this remarkable outcome.

 

“I congratulate and rejoice with the families of the victims for having them back alive.

 

“I have made it very clear to our security and intelligence agencies that the ongoing momentum being experienced in the fight against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping must be sustained at all times, across the country.

 

“We must continue to work to secure every inch of our land.”

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