President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Dapchi, Yobe state met with parents of the 110 girls who were abducted from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi.
The president who assured them of intensified efforts to rescue the girls stressed that the security apparatus in the country had redoubled their efforts in the fight against insurgency.
“In line with our three-point agenda, government has degraded Boko Haram from taking over towns to bomb attacks on soft targets like mosque, churches, markets, motor parks and abduction of students.
“Government will leave up to its expectations to rescue the students and eliminate insurgency.
“We will equip our security agencies to effectively combat insurgency and other forms of violent crimes in Nigeria,” Buhari said.
Yobe Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, commended federal government’s efforts at rescuing the girls and in fighting insurgency in general.
“We have received four high powered federal government delegations including the Presidential committee inaugurated to unveil circumstances that led to the attack and abduction of the Dapchi school girls.
“It is our hope that the girls will soon be rescued safely and the findings of the committee will be implemented,” Gaidam said.
Bashir Manzo, chairman, abducted students and parents association, urged the president to employ every means at government disposal to ensure the safe rescue of the girls.
Manzo, who spoke in tears, said: “We have confidence in your administration towards rescuing the girls and reunite them with their families safely” he said.
Hajiya Adama Abdulkarim, principal of the college urged parents not to be discouraged by the unfortunate incidence.
She said that by withdrawing their children from the school would give the terrorists victory in their campaign against western education.
The principal called for provision of adequate security measures to improve safety of schools in the state.
Meanwhile, final year students of the GGSTC have been transferred to Nguru to write their examinations as the school was yet to reopen.
NAN reports that, the president was accompanied to Dapchi by Ministers of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Youth and sports Solomon Dalong and Interior, Abdurahman Dabazzau.
Others include; the National Security Adviser. Babagana Monguno, DG DSS Lawal Daura and the Chief of Air staff. Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar . (NAN)