Osinbajo orders military to rescue abducted oil researchers

Osinbajo orders military to rescue abducted oil researchers


The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday ordered security operatives to immediately locate and rescue all those abducted recently by the Boko Haram sect while carrying out oil exploration research in the Lake Chad Basin Frontier Exploration.

The order was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

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Akande quoted the Acting President as saying that those who carried out the ambush which he described as an unacceptable and criminal conduct must be brought to justice.

He said Osinbajo, after an emergency meeting with military chiefs on Thursday, issued fresh directives to the Nigerian military and all security agencies to immediately scale-up their efforts and activities in Borno State in order to maintain a strong, effective control of the situation and secure lives and property.

Osinbajo commiserated with the families, relatives and associates of those who lost their lives in the onslaught and wished the injured speedy recovery.