Buhari receives freed Boko Haram captives

    By Omolade Olorundare

    President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received three University of Maiduguri lecturers and ten other women rescued from the Boko Haram insurgents.

    The President receives them at the Presidential villa in Abuja.

    President Buhari took to his Twitter handle to express his joy at their return.

    “I can't fully express the joy I felt this afternoon, as I received our citizens recently released from Boko Haram captivity by the Nigerian Army. We will go to any length to ensure that no one is left behind in the hands of terrorists. Every Nigerian life matters!

    “There were the University of Maiduguri lecturers, abducted while in service to their fatherland, and also the women abducted from a funeral procession. Today they are safely back home; and Nigeria rejoices with them and with their families.

    “They told me that they had given up all hopes of ever coming back alive. I assured them that we will never give up on any of our citizens. I have asked the security agencies to ensure that every abducted person including the Dapchi girls is safely released”, President Buhari tweeted.

    According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the rescued persons had been under the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja where they were examined by a team of doctors and psychologists.

    The rescued lecturers were abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno, while the police officers’ wives were kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road, near Maiduguri, in June 2017.


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