Former pice president Atiku Abubakar has said the responsibility of rescuing kidnapped victims should be shouldered on the Federal Government and not the states.
He said in a series of tweets on Tuesday while welcoming the release of the 279 students of the Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections stated that the Federal government should wake to its responsibilities, stating that no student, parent or citizen should go through this experience again in the country.
“As a father, I am delighted at the release of 279 students of GGSS Jangebe. Even as I rejoice with the families of the released, I hope and pray that the balance of the girls would soon regain their freedom and be rejoined with their families and loved ones.
“No student, parent or indeed citizen should go through this ordeal again.
“I congratulate the Zamfara State government and all those who worked in synergy to secure the safe return of these girls.
“I am convinced that the government will secure the release of the rest of the victims. The bigger task is to ensure that these kinds of incidents do not happen again, and that is an objective that the federal government should take the lead,” Atiku tweeted.