President Bola Tinubu says the federal government will not pay ransom to kidnappers to secure the release of anyone abducted.

The latest position of the president was made public on Wednesday after the federal executive council by the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris.

CANDIDREPORTERS.COM gathered that Tinubu directed the security agencies to ensure the safe return of those abducted in Kaduna and Borno states.

In his own words; “Mr President reiterated his directive to security agencies and the ministry of defence to ensure that those kids that have been abducted by these criminal gangs are brought back to their homes safely.

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“Mr President has also reiterated his zero tolerance for the payment of ransom, that was also mentioned by Mr President in council today.

“So, the security agencies are working around the clock. These children and people that have been abducted by criminal elements will be brought back to safety pretty soon.

“The security agencies are working hard in that direction. Mr President has also directed that no ransom will be paid by the government to any of these criminal elements. I think it’s important that this be put out there.”

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“Other countries have also offered to support Nigeria. But what we can tell you is that the government is still reviewing these offers and the position of government will be made known to you,” he added.

“The president has directed that security agencies must as a matter of urgency, ensure that these children and all those who have been kidnapped are brought back in safety and also in the process to ensure that not a dime is paid for ransom.”

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