Mon, Oct 02, 2023

Boko Haram: Use all available means in rescue of oil workers, Osinbajo orders Military

Boko Haram: Use all available means in rescue of oil workers, Osinbajo orders Military

Following admission of error by the Nigerian Army on information issued regarding abducted oil workers and members of the civilian JTF in the Lake Chad Basin area of Borno, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the immediate search and rescue of those abducted.

This is contained in a statement issued by the spokesman to the Acting President, Laolu Akande on Sunday in Abuja.

Akande said the Acting President also commiserated with bereaved families and victims of the attack which left a number of innocent Nigerians dead with several others abducted.

Osinbajo who noted that the exploration activity was to open up new sources of oil for the common good of Nigerians, commended the Military for the progress already recorded in the rescue of some of the abducted persons.

The Acting President had after an emergency meeting with Military Chiefs last Thursday, issued fresh directives to them to strengthen security in Borno State and maintain strong and effective control of the situation as well as secure lives and property.

Osinbajo urged them to use all available and expedient means in the search and rescue missions to locate and ensure the freedom of all remaining abducted persons as soon as possible.

According to Akande, the Acting President added that justice would be pursued for the victims and against those who engaged in “this kind of unacceptable, criminal and terrorist conduct’’.

“Government is not only on top of the situation but will define the end of these atrocities by both winning the war and winning the peace in the North-East.’’



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