The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the freedom of 82 Chibok girls, stating that it was further proof that Nigeria has “a president who is working the talk”.
The party, in a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said it received the news of Saturday’s release of the kidnapped with great joy.
The APC particularly lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his tenacity and dedication in ensuring the safe return of the Chibok girls.
APC expressed gratitude to all security organisations and international agencies that played various roles to secure the release of the Chibok school girls.
The party also congratulated the girls who survived “the very harrowing experiences” of the past three years and their parents and families who endured “the nervy and traumatic wait” for their children.
It assured them of “government’s resolve to give comprehensive medical attention to the released schoolgirls and ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into normal society”.
The party urged the parents and families whose children remained in captivity to “take solace with the fact that government is doing everything possible to ensure the safe return of the remaining school girls”.
It further urged the President to stay steadfast in his commitment to see to the release of all the girls and thousands of others being held captive by the insurgents, and to bring the ugly episode to a closure.