President Muhammadu Buhari said that the Federal Government remained committed to rescue all Nigerians abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
Buhari made the commitment during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 365 cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Saturday.
Concise News reports that the president, who was the reviewing officer, was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo said; “We are committed to ensuring the release of all the women and men held in captivity.
“Few days ago, Mr president spoke personally to the anguished mother of Leah Sharibu; Christian girl who is the only one left as part of the Dapchi girls still in Boko Haram captivity.
“Mr President assured her mother that she would be returned home safe.
“And that commitment Mr president has made, is not just to her mother, but to also all the girls and young men who are still in Boko Haram captivity.
“Today, all over the Northeast, our people are been provided with a chance to begin the urgent task of rebuilding their lives and livelihood.”
Buhari said that the federal government is working with states and international community, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations to help achieve this.
He commended the resilience of the Armed forces and the giant strides recorded so far in the fight against insurgency.
Buhari reassured the Armed Forces that the government would look into their welfare, especially those deployed to conflict areas.
He, however, warned that the administration would not condone any form of criminality, adding that those who take the law into their hands, bear illegal arms and seek to profit from insecurity, would be decisively dealt with.