Obi and Atiku Hail Release of Kuriga Students, Affirming “No Nigerian Should Be a Captive”


The recent release of 287 abducted schoolchildren from Lea Primary and Government Secondary School Kuriga in Kaduna State has drawn widespread praise from prominent Nigerian figures.

Notably, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, lauded the safe return of the children.

The kidnapping incident, which occurred on March 7, sent shockwaves across the nation, prompting urgent calls for action to address the escalating security challenges.

Peter Obi expressed his relief at the children’s release, emphasizing the immense psychological toll they must have endured during their captivity.

Moreso,He urged the Federal Government to redouble its efforts to secure the release of all Nigerians held by kidnappers, underscoring the need to eradicate the pervasive threat of insecurity.

Also,Obi called on Nigerians to remain resilient in the face of adversity, envisioning a “New Nigeria” characterized by security and stability.

“It is comforting to hear that 287 school children abducted in Kaduna have been released. It is hard to imagine the mental pain and trauma the children must have gone through in the hands of their abductors,” he said.”

“Efforts should also be made, not just to release many of our people in the different kidnappers dens across the country, but to end the scourge of insecurity completely.”

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“I encourage every Nigerian, in the midst of these dark and fearful nights in our nation where danger seems to be lurking on every corner, to remain hopeful for the new dawn of a secure and safe nation – the New Nigeria which is possible.”

Similarly, Atiku Abubakar welcomed the news of the children’s freedom, commending the relentless efforts of those involved in securing their release.

He extended his congratulations to the families and friends of the freed students, urging vigilance and continued support for initiatives aimed at safeguarding schools.

However,Atiku emphasized the urgent need for a comprehensive overhaul of Nigeria’s security architecture to effectively address the security challenges confronting the nation.

“But above all, there should be an overhaul of the security architecture to meet the demands of the threats facing us.”

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