The Nigeria Union of Lecturers, NUT, has threatened to withdraw all lecturers’ companies within the affected states of the federation attributable to insecurity within the nation.
NUT in an announcement tagged:” Terrorist Assault on Faculties and Abduction of College students/Lecturers One Incident Too Many”, signed by its Common Secretary, Dr Mike Ike Ene, suggested the federal authorities to undertake a distinct strategy in tackling insecurity within the nation.
The Union expressed worries over the growing state of insecurity in Nigeria, stressing that colleges are quick changing into a hazard spot for bandits and different prison components in Nigeria.
NUT mentioned this as they condemned the kidnapping of scholars and lecturers of Authorities Science Secondary College, Kagara, in Niger State by bandits.
The union demanded a state of emergency be declared on safety, including that the present strategy being deployed by safety businesses was not yielding any significant fruit.
“We name on the Federal Authorities to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on the safety state of affairs within the nation.
““We should warn that if the safety state of affairs in our colleges and faculties just isn’t assured, the NUT is not going to hesitate to withdraw the companies of all lecturers within the affected states of the federation.”
NUT opined that the present technique deployed by safety businesses has fallen in need of expectation contemplating that the Kagara abduction has simply occurred whereas the nation is but to totally deal with the December, 2020 abduction of scholars in Authorities Science Secondary College Kankara Katsina state.
The union demanded that the federal government deploys its full weight of our nation’s safety businesses to make sure the secure return of kidnapped college students and lecturers.
“Moreover steps should be taken to remove all types of safety threats to our colleges.
“Such prison components haven’t any place in a civilized society equivalent to Nigeria.
“We want to reiterate that educating and studying can solely be assured in a security and secured environment,” the assertion added.
NUT suggested state governors to make use of a part of their safety voters to make use of alternate safety companies to enrich present safety businesses in policing colleges within the state.