In what appears a response to the increasing agitation for action by government on the abduction of the 234 school girls, Minister of Interior Abba Moro, said yesterday that everything would be done to bring back the girls.

Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh also yesterday assured that the military would not disappoint Nigerians by getting back the girls. He however said their efforts might be hampered because they cannot use force so to secure their release.

The minister spoke while receiving a United Kingdom (U.K) delegation led by Mr. Hugh Ind.

Moro said: ?The government is worried about this issue of terrorism that resulted in the kidnapping of secondary school girls. We know what the parents are passing through and we will do whatever it takes to bring them home.

?The government will not relent and will not be distracted by the activities of terrorists in our desire to create an enabling environment to attract foreign investors to the country.?

The minister commended the U.K for suspending its planned visa bond for Nigerians and citizens of some other countries.

Mr. Ind said his office was committed to tackling issues of counter-terrorism, migration and organised crime.

He added that the office would assist Nigeria in those areas, including talking to people on the need to live in peace.

The Defence Chief who spoke while receiving board members of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency in Abuja (NOSDRA), said: ?What is happening in our country, most especially in northern Nigeria, is pure madness, and we are killing the future of that region. It?s a pity. All of us here should sympathise with those of us who come from that region.

?We are hoping and while we are fighting, we are also praying so that we can get over this madness. It is unfortunate that those girls were kidnapped. It is not about the number that really matters but the fact is; peoples? children have been kidnapped.

?We can?t go with our armoury to where they are; otherwise, we will go and kill them. If you go and kill them, then, you will not have achieved anything. But I know we will get those girls. I know we will get them.?

Air Chief Marshal Badeh promised the delegation that the defence ministry would support the agency in its fight against oil spill in the country.

The NOSDRA delegation was led by its Board Chairman, Major Lancelot Ayanya (rtd).


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