President Reiterates Zero Tolerance for Ransom Payments, Orders Safe Return of Kidnapped Children

Taiwo Ajayi
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President Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has restated his directive to security agencies and the Ministry of Defense to ensure the safe return of abducted children to their homes.

He emphasized his zero-tolerance policy for ransom payments, which was also reiterated during a council meeting.


In response to inquiries about support from the United States and other countries, Presidential spokesperson Idris stated that the government is reviewing offers of assistance. He acknowledged the recent surge in kidnappings in Kaduna, Borno State, and Sokoto, noting that the government is taking proactive measures to address the situation.

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Idris emphasized that the government condemns abductions and is committed to halting the spread of criminal activities. He assured that no ransom would be paid, and efforts are underway to ensure the safe return of all abducted individuals.

The government remains resolute in its stance against kidnappings, affirming its commitment to the safety and security of its citizens.

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