Hours after release of abducted school girls, Buhari presides over National Security Council meeting




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President presided over a meeting of the National Council on Tuesday, few hours after the release of 279 school girls abducted in Jangebe, Zamfara.

Gunmen abducted the girls from the Government Girls Junior Secondary School in Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara last Friday, but they were released on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that the president had earlier expressed joy over the release of the students.

He directed officials to apprehend all the kidnappers involved and bring them to justice.

gathered that Tuesday’s meeting of the National Council might review on-going renewed onslaught against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes to achieve desired goals.

In attendance at the meeting were Vice-President ; Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi.

Others were the Ministers of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, other Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. ()

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