President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged safe rescue of all Nigerian captives held by terrorists against their will including those taken away after the tragic Abuja Kaduna Rail bombing.
Buhari made the promise in his message to Nigerians to mark the celebration of Eid Mubarak at the State House, Abuja.
He said, as others were celebrating, he was fully conscious that many families were in a state of anxiety on account of their people being held captive.
“As we celebrate Eid Mubarak with joy amidst friends & family members, we’re fully conscious that many families are in a state of anxiety on account of the many captives held by terrorists against their will, including those taken away after the tragic Abuja Kaduna Rail bombing”, Buhari said.
He however, said, the rescue operation of abducted victims was delicate therefore, required wisdom, caution and patience so that no life was lost in the process.
“Rescuing the abducted victims is a delicate situation that requires wisdom, caution and also patience. Any rescue operation that results in the death of any hostage cannot be deemed a success. The government doesn’t want this kind of tragic outcome.
“This is a complex situation that demands proper handling. The primary objective of any rescue operation is to free the hostages safely, unharmed and alive”, he said.