President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday celebrated the release of the 23 passengers kidnapped by bandits on Abuja/Kadina bound train earlier in the year. The President expressed happiness and satisfaction, and that of the entire nation with the military as well as other security agencies on the safe release of the remaining 23 kidnapped train passengers.
President Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, declared: “The nation owed the military and all other security and intelligence agencies a debt of gratitude for the successful conduct of the operation leading to the release of the hostages.
“This country’s Armed Forces are as good as any. Given needed support and encouragement as we have been doing, there is no task that they cannot accomplish.
“I commend them for this remarkable outcome.” the president said.
Buhari congratulated the families of the victims for having them back alive, as he expressed satisfaction with the successful deployment of both kinetic and non-kinetic processes leading to the eventual safe release of the remaining hostages,
The president stated that the relief that comes to the nation arising from the closure of this unfortunate saga must be sustained at all times, all over the federation.