The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian Scholar(NANS), has suggested the federal authorities to declare bandits perpetrating violence and kidnap in Northern Nigeria as terrorists.
That is as incidents of abduction of schoolchildren, killing and maiming of harmless residents proceed to development within the area.
NANS mentioned the kidnapping of over 300 schoolgirls from Authorities Ladies Junior Secondary Jangebe, Maru Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State within the early hours of Friday, was an indictment and clear indication of the failure of the nation’s safety apparatuses.
Once more, NANS suggested the federal government to convene a Nationwide Safety Summit in direction of galvanizing the most effective brains in offering concepts and innovation to fight the nation’s multi-faceted safety challenges.
In a press release in Ado Ekiti, on Sunday, NANS Nationwide President, Sunday Asefon expressed disgust on the price of kidnapping of schoolchildren in fast succession, saying the experiences from Chibok, Dapchi, Kagara, and Jangebe, in Maru Native authorities of Zamfara State, had been tips that could the failure of governance in any respect ranges.
Asefon mentioned: “This gale of kidnappings have change into one case too many and the truth that these kidnaps occur with none type of opposition from safety equipment requires critical concern.
“The emotional trauma on the children even when launched is long-term and unquantifiable; it might have an enduring affect on their perspective about faculty and schooling. Effectively-meaning Nigerians have to be very involved about this current growth.
“The nation presently faces multi-dimensional safety challenges and steady threats to the protection and safety of our colleges and this could now not be tolerated.
“The occasion of current time has made it expedient for the federal government to alter its method to the scourge of college kidnap particularly within the North, it’s due to this fact crucial for the abductors to be declared as terrorists and handled as such”.
Asefon acknowledged that NANS underneath his watch might resort to civil disobedience ought to the federal authorities fail to curtail the rising wave of kidnapping in colleges.
“The NANS Nationwide Secretariat shall be relocated to Zamfara State if the schoolgirls should not rescued throughout the subsequent 72 hours to solidarize with the schoolgirls and be sure that the federal government in any respect ranges are doing all the pieces doable for the well timed launch of the schoolgirls.
“We is not going to hesitate to undertake any civil disobedient motion to make sure each stakeholder is doing nothing lower than their finest to make sure the immediate launch of our college students.
“NANS calls on the residents to collaborate with safety outfits within the space of native intelligence gathering to forestall the reoccurrence of this ugly incident whereas encouraging the safety businesses of dwelling as much as the billings of constructing colleges secure for college students and workers”, Asefon mentioned.