FG has paid no ransom for abducted Kagara students – Lai Mohammed

By AdvocateNews on 21/02/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 585

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government has paid no ransom to secure the release of the abducted students and staff of Government Science college, Kagara.

The minister made this claim on Saturday when he featured on Channels Television’sSunrise Daily.

Mohammed debunked the report circulating in the social media that the Federal Government had paid a ransom worth N800 million to secure the release of the abducted students..

Mohammed added, “We employ kinetic and non-kinetic (measures), you don’t throwaway invitation to engage but the overall strategy you keep to your chest.”

The minister also said the government won’t tolerate any form of criminality in any form.

“Bandits all over the world work with the psychology of people. Deliberately, they target women and children because this is what will attract a lot of global outcry. That is exactly what bandits do all over the world.

“The government has put in place, all along, various strategies to contain banditry, to fight insurgency, to fight kidnapping. Some of these measures are kinetic, some are not kinetic. We didn’t get here overnight and that is why it is difficult to get out one day.

“Criminality in any form will not be tolerated by government. At the same time, government has a duty to look at the underlining causes of some of these criminalities in other to address them.

“I was in Minna with my colleagues, the Ministers of Interior and Police Affairs, the IG, and the National Security Adviser on Wednesday to get firsthand information on the abduction of these Kagara schoolboys. I can tell you that as of today that the government is on top of the matter.” 

Posted 21/02/2021 08:05:09 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
INSECURITY: Kaduna shuts down Mobile Phone Services, bans...

Man remanded in prison for killing wife in...

Owerri Prisons attack: NCoS confirms escape of 1,844...

Taraba youths defy curfew, loot radio station, other...

Insufficient manpower: Police settle for part-time special constables...

NBC orders DSTV to suspend new tariffs

Nigerians can now travel across 160 countries without...

Legislative Reform Committee submits report to Enugu Assembly...

Kukah hits Buhari govt again, says Nigeria’s troubles...

NFIU submits report on Magu’s forex transactions to...

Taraba, M’Belt groups reject army panel report on...

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup Final...

 

Latest News Violence, protests rock APC congresses, factions battle in states Senator Anyanwu emerges South East PDP Consensus candidate for Secretary Policemen allegedly used PoS to extort N25,000, assault passengers We've no business with you, don’t drag us into your Anambra election – IPOB warns INEC NAF denies paying N20m to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane APC Congress: Three factional chairmen emerge in Akwa Ibom Former US President Bill Clinton released from hospital after treatment for infection Man, 25, kills 50-year-old rival he caught in lover’s room Police detain four officers over viral extortion video ‘We begged women to urinate for us to drink to stay alive’ FIRS to spend N2.8bn on uniforms, N550m on meals I’ll chew you raw if you talk against Oyedepo where I am – Pastor Ibiyeomie

 

Most Read FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (187,850 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (187,849 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (187,849 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (187,848 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (187,848 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (187,848 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (187,845 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (187,714 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (183,605 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (182,942 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (146,709 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (145,068 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (6,942) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (131) SPORTS (53) BUSINESS (367) HEALTH (58) EDUCATION (49) INTERNATIONAL (178) ENTERTAINMENT (51) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (38)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.