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Buhari directs security agencies to solve Anambra babies’ kidnap 

By Terhemba Daka (Abuja) and Anietie Akpan (Calabar) 
10 December 2022   |   5:22 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the reported kidnapping of five newborn babies in Anambra State, directing that the rising crime rate in the areas be reduced without further delay.

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari

• Celebrates Akpabio At 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the reported kidnapping of five newborn babies in Anambra State, directing that the rising crime rate in the areas be reduced without further delay. 

The reported kidnapping occurred at Stanley Hospital, Nkpologwu, in the state. The attackers reportedly abducted the babies and zoomed off. 

Expressing his concern about the incident, President Buhari said the case must be solved immediately.  Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, yesterday, explained that the President has also “directed that security at hospitals must be foolproof so that attacks of this nature do not happen again.”

Meanwhile, the President has described as second to none the development strides achieved by former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio’s in Akwa Ibom State during his tenure as governor.

President Buhari stated this yesterday in his goodwill message to Akpabio on his 60th birthday.

The President, whose message was conveyed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, joined members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in celebrating the party chieftain, “whose visionary style of leadership continues to inspire and out-stand, starting from his state, where he led for eight years, and changed the landscape, turning it into a national and global reference for social, economic and infrastructural development.”

In a related development, the Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum and the Calabar Solidarity Front for Akpabio have declared total support and solidarity for Akpabio as he clocks 60 years. 

The groups in a birthday goodwill message said: “Akpabio is a good man whose love and philanthropic gesture to many in Akwa Ibom have made many millionaires and communities transformed.” 

They described him as “a bridge builder, a promise keeper, an uncommon transformer, a distrabalised Nigerian and a nation builder.”