The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, said although the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), did not visit Kankara, Katsina State where students were abducted, he coordinated rescue efforts from his hometown, Daura.
The minister also gave an indication that the country could have received foreign support in the efforts that led to the release of the students on Friday.
Mohammed spoke at a press conference in Abuja.
When asked why the President failed to visit Kankara despite that he was in the state as of the time of the abduction, the minister said, “Yes, the president did not visit the town but he was busy coordinating the entire operation to ensure the safe return of the students within the fastest time possible.”
Saying children should not have to go to school in trepidation, the minister said the Federal Government was doing everything possible to secure all schools and all Nigerians.
He added, “The release of these schoolboys is a testament to the importance that this administration attaches to the security and safety of all Nigerians.