Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, has said Nigerians will be informed if ransom are paid for school abductions in the country.
Adesina stated this on Monday, when he featured on Channels Television programme, Politics Today.
He spoke on the heels of students abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, last Friday.
However, the schoolgirls were released on Tuesday morning.
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The presidential spokesperson, while responding to questions on what the federal government was doing to ensure the release of the students, said President Muhammadu Buhari would do what is “necessary to be done without compromising the sovereignty of the country”.
The abduction of the students was the third in the past three months in the country.
Speaking on the techniques deployed by the government to secure the release of schoolchildren, Adesina said the President takes each situation according to its peculiarities.
“Each card is on the table; each situation is taken according to its own peculiarities. There are situations in which there will be dialogue; there are situations in which there will be negotiations,” he said.
“If ransom was paid, it will tell the country that ransom was paid, and if it is not paid, it would also say so.
“If there was payment, it would be disclosed. That is what I’m saying, and if there was payment, it will not be my duty, because I speak for the president.
“The president will not be the one to pay the ransom,. The agencies that would pay the ransom have spokesmen, who can confirm or deny if ransoms were paid.”