The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has given kudos to President Mohammad Buhari for the successful rescue of 344 kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara Katsina state last Friday.
MURIC gave the commendation in a press statement by the group’s director Professor Ishaq Akintola on Saturday.
We received news of the return of the kidnapped Kankasa boys with immense joy.
The successful rescue operation adds another feather to President Muhammadu Buhari’s hat.
He said note with every seriousness that the early return of the boys was made possible by Mr. President’s prompt action.
They said that the President issued orders to the security agencies for a joint rescue operation immediately after the criminal abduction occurred.
The security agencies also deserve commendation for swinging into action and mapping out a successful rescue plan.
The fact that the pursuit began very early made it possible for the army to locate the position of the kidnapped boys and their abductors.
It also enabled the army to surround the area. The hoodlums had no option than to surrender after a few days having realized the hopelessness of their ill-fated attack.
MURIC calls on Nigerians to exercise patience and to show understanding on the security challenge facing the country, particularly insurgency and kidnapping.
They said there is need to realize that it is easier for the army to face a known enemy than a faceless foe and Boko Haram is into guerilla warfare and that is the most difficult insurgency to stamp out.
And their target is to rubbish government’s efforts and cause the latter as much embarrassment as possible.
No nation has been known to successfully and single-handedly eliminate guerilla fighters without engaging them in negotiations.