He stated this at the breaking of Ramadan fast with members of the diplomatic corps, Thursday night in Abuja.
”We are not letting up our efforts to rescue the Chibok girls, our priority is to rescue them unharmed”, he said.
He further assured that he would continue to tackle the security challenges.
The president regretted that the Boko Haram activities had rendered many Nigerians orphaned and homeless, saying “our main focus is to ensure their safe return to their homes and rehabilitation of their communities”.
The President also bemoaned the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region, reassuring the diplomatic corps that the issue was being addressed.
He, however, stated that “no amount of militancy shall distract us from engaging with the region”.
Speaking on corruption, Buhari showed appreciation on the international cooperation the anti-corruption war had received, especially on the recovery of looted funds.
Also speaking, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, thanked the President, noting that the breaking of fast meeting was an opportunity to interact with the president.
Dean of Diplomatic Corps, the High Commissioner of Cameroon to Nigeria, Salaheddine Abbas Ibrahima, thanked the President for hosting the diplomatic corps, the second time in the year.
He said “We wish for eternal peace for Nigeria and may your efforts in the shortest time bring prosperity to our people.
“Be reassured that the international community will continue to provide the necessary support”.
Nnamdi Kanu: Imo residents observe sit-at-home for IPOB leader’s trial
Residents of Imo State, especially Orlu town and Owerri municipal, on Tuesday, stayed indoors to observe the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in solidarity with its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who appeared in court today.
It was gathered that the state secretariat, motor parks, schools, banks, shops and markets across the major cities were all shut down.
Even the Imo State University junction, Government House Roundabout, Control Post Roundabout, Warehouse junction Roundabout, Ikenegbu, Mbari, Douglas, Okigwe Road, and Wethedral Roads, were scanty.
In Orlu, the ever-busy Banana junction and Okwudo junction were more like ghost towns.
A journalist, Mr Martin Nwoke, in Owerri North Local Government Area of the state, made a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to release Nnamdi Kanu.
He said Imolites and the people of southeast states were the ones suffering the heat of the order.
Nwoke said, “In this part of the world, everything we do here involves money. I am begging President Buhari to pity us and free Nnamdi Kanu.”
A lawyer, Barr. Emeka Obi, told our correspondent that he could not go to file a court process due to non-availability of transport, while children, who could not go to school, resorted to playing football on the streets at Akwakuma.
Plateau monarch abducted
Barely three weeks after the kidnap of a paramount ruler in Plateau State, the military task force responsible for the maintenance of peace in the state, code-named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has confirmed that gunmen have abducted HRH. Da Gyang Balak Gut, the Da Gwom Rwei of Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
The traditional ruler was kidnapped on Sunday night on his way home to Vom, a few metres from the gate of the National Institute For Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in Jos South LGA.
Recalls that following the abduction of the Sum Pyem, Da Charles Mato Dakat, on the 26th December, 2021, before he was released five days later, the United Mwaghavul Lawyers Association (UMLA) had described the incident as not an attack on an individual, but on the entire traditional institution in Plateau State.
The lawyers equally had said it views the kidnapping of the royal father as not an isolated incident, “but the beginning of a well-orchestrated plan to intimidate and decapitate our treasured leaders in the state and the Middle Belt at large”.
While condemning the dastardly act, on behalf of UMLA, Barr. Philemon Daffi reminded the federal, state and local governments of their shared responsibility under the 1999 Constitution as amended.
Spokesman of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, who confirmed the incident, said, “Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in conjunction with other security agencies are on trail of the kidnappers.
“God’s willing, the security agencies will soon close-up on the criminals”, he maintained.
Vwang District is where the famous National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom is situated in Plateau State.
Suspected cultists arrested with female pant, charms in Delta
Police operatives attached to the Delta state police command raiders unit, have arrested twenty suspected cultists at a black spot in Ogarafe, Oghara in Ethiope west LGA of the state.
Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Edafe Bright, said during the raid of the hot spot, a fabricated wooden gun, six hundred and forty-eight wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, one used female pant, various charms, one Knife, Sixteen bottles of codeine, ten packs of razlers, one Grinder used in grinding weeds and the sum of sixty-nine thousand (#69,000) were recovered from the suspect.
He said the suspect will be arraigned in court soon.
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