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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI WELCOMES RELEASE OF TRAIN HOSTAGES

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his happiness and satisfaction, and that of the entire nation with the military as well as other security agencies on the safe release of the remaining 23 kidnapped train passengers.

The affected passengers were held in captivity by Boko Haram over six months ago.

President Buhari expressed his appreciation in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, yesterday in Abuja, in reaction to the news of the safe release of the hostages, in line with his earlier directives.

He affirmed that the agencies had shown outstanding capabilities that the whole world would not fail to take note of.

While expressing satisfaction with the successful deployment of both kinetic and non-kinetic processes leading to the eventual safe release of the remaining hostages, President Buhari also congratulated the families of the victims for having them back alive.

According to him, the relief that comes to the nation arising from the closure of this unfortunate saga must be sustained at all times, all over the federation.

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