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Concern has gripped many Nigerians over the fixed assaults on colleges by terrorists, kidnappers, bandits and different suspected legal components. To many Nigerians, the college atmosphere has now turn out to be an abduction floor. Many mother and father, particularly these whose kids are within the boarding colleges now reside in concern over the protection of their wards.

Recall that the nation was greeted on Wednesday morning with the information of an assault on Authorities Science Faculty, Kagara, Niger State. Reviews additionally had it that the college was not simply attacked however college students and workers of the college have been kidnapped by the gunmen who got here wearing army uniform.

The assault on the college and abduction of the scholars in Niger State, which has been beneath immense assaults these days by gunmen believed to be bandits, didn’t come to many Nigerians as a shock, as a result of it has turn out to be the stock-in-trade of insurgents and bandits working within the Nort-East, North-West and a part of the North-Central geopolitical zones.

In what has turn out to be a ‘battle of training’, a core goal of the Boko Haram insurgency, whose alias translate to ‘Ebook is Evil’, insurgents and bandits have continued to accentuate assaults on colleges, killing and abducting college students at will. However DAILY POST observes that the governments in any respect ranges and the safety brokers have remained helpless and solely ready to barter the discharge of the kidnapped.

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawal succinctly analysed the impact of the battle on Training when he stated on Tuesday that folks, who needed to be cajoled and inspired to ship their kids to highschool within the North may have discovered a real motive not to take action any longer.

Lawan stated: “Let me be a bit clear in regards to the incidents of abducting college students from colleges.

“Virtually all of the incidents of abducting college students from colleges occurred in Northern Nigerian and everyone knows our leaders of yesterday, most likely proper from independence, have labored so onerous to make sure that kids go to highschool in Northern a part of Nigeria.

“With incidents like these, we will likely be reversing all of the positive factors that have been made in convincing mother and father to take their kids to highschool.

“So there’s a want for our safety businesses and authorities to make sure that we provide you with methods of making certain safety in colleges.

“As a result of with these spate of kidnappings and abductions, undoubtedly there will likely be that unfavorable adversarial impact on the need and willingness of oldsters to permit their kids to go to highschool.

“And the results of not going to highschool are higher imagined in twenty first Century Nigeria.”

However the insurgents and bandits working within the Northern a part of the nation might have discovered assaults on colleges as a potent software, not simply to additional their agenda, however a method to appeal to consideration and make good with the negotiations that comply with. This has led to a plethora of assaults and abductions within the nation.

DAILY POST presents a timeline of assaults and abductions on colleges from 2013 to 2021.

2013 Damaturu Faculty assault

The Boko Haram insurgents attacked Authorities Secondary Faculty, Damaturu, the Yobe State capital in June 2013. Throughout the assault, eight college students and a instructor have been killed whereas they have been taking dinner.

2013 Mamudo, Yobe State Faculty Bloodbath

What might cross as probably the most callous of the Boko Haram assaults in colleges came about in Mamudo, Yobe State on the sixth of July, 2013.

The insurgents had attacked a boarding faculty in Mamudo housing about 1,200 college students, killing 42 individuals together with academics and college students within the course of. In keeping with reviews, the victims have been gathered collectively whereas their attackers shot at them and threw explosives. In addition they poured petrol on the college constructing to burn it down.

2013 Yobe Faculty of Agriculture assault

It was the flip of the Yobe State Faculty of Agriculture situated in Gujba, as Boko Haram insurgents attacked the college on the twenty ninth of September, 2013, killing 50 college students who have been dispersed to the nice past of their sleep.

The provost of the school, Molima Idi Mato, whereas describing what occurred, uttered these phrases: “They attacked our college students whereas they have been sleeping, they opened hearth on them.”

2014 Chibok Ladies abduction

Maybe the preferred of the abductions of scholars by the dreaded insurgents was that of the scholars of Authorities Ladies Secondary Faculty, Chibok on the 14th of April, 2014, because it attracted world consideration, resulting in the well-known Deliver Again Our Ladies Motion (BBOG).

Within the assault on the college, 276 ladies have been whisked away by the insurgents resulting in nationwide and world outrage as reviews claimed they have been pressured from their dormitories and pushed in vans to the bush.

2018 Dapchi Ladies abduction

The success of the Chibok operation will need to have emboldened the Boko Haram insurgents to once more strike in Dapchi, Yobe State the place they attacked Authorities Ladies’ Science and Technical Faculty (GGSTC), abducting 110 ladies within the course of. This was on February 19, 2018.

Dapchi is situated in Bulabulin, Yunusari Native Authorities space of Yobe State.

Coming barely 4 years after the Chibok episode, the kidnapping led to a different uproar, however not like the Chibok ladies who stayed in captivity for years, 104 of the ladies regained freedom on the twenty first of March, 2018.

Reviews had it that 5 of the ladies died whereas one different, Leah Sharibu remained in captivity until date on account of her refusal to denounce her Christian religion and convert to Islam as instructed by her captors.

2020 Kankara Katsina State abduction

On the eleventh of December, 2020 gunmen suspected to be bandits struck on the Authorities Science Secondary Faculty, Kankara, in Kankara Native Authorities Space of Katsina State, abducting greater than 300 college students directly.

Consultants stated the Kankara abduction, clearly the biggest single abduction up to now within the nation, greater than something, uncovered the precarious safety state of affairs in Nigeria.

Katsina State, identical to a couple of others within the North-West geopolitical zone of the nation, has been the hotbed of bandits’ legal actions together with huge kidnappings, killings and destruction of property.

A couple of days later, 344 college students of the college have been launched in a forest in Zamfara State by bandits after reported negotiations.

February 2021 Kagara, Niger State Abduction

Within the wee hours of Wednesday, February 16, 2021, gunmen as soon as once more struck, attacking a college and taking away college students and workers at will.

This time, the Authorities Science Faculty, Kagara, Niger State was the goal, because the gunmen, believed to be bandits, stormed the college in army uniform and overpowered the safety guards on obligation.

Although there isn’t a precise variety of these kidnapped, official reviews have put it at 27.

To underscore why the insurgents and attackers have turn out to be emboldened to maintain attacking colleges and abducting college students, the Niger State Authorities on Wednesday stated it might undertake the strategy of the Katsina State Authorities within the launch of the Kankara boys, which is negotiation.

A Vote of No Confidence

Pained that college students and workers of the college beneath his constituency have been added to the victims of banditry within the nation, the Senator representing Niger South, Senator Mohammed Birma Enagi, declared on Wednesday that the Federal Authorities is “incompetent” in coping with the rising insecurity within the nation.

Enagi stated: “The enemies of God, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers are in every single place. The place are we heading to on this nation? What else do we’d like as lawmakers that we’re not doing?

“Can we rightly say that the federal government is incompetent? As a result of this difficulty has been mentioned right here time and again and there’s no enchancment. It’s getting worse.

“I’m positive all people right here has tales to inform in regards to the safety challenges. What else are we supposed to do this we’re not doing?

“Are we speculated to amend the legal guidelines on this nation to provide each citizen freedom to hold arms?

“Are we going to amend the Structure to provide extra powers to the governors who’re the safety heads of their numerous states as a result of our authorities on the centre is exhibiting incompetence in dealing with insecurity – as a result of it’s not his son or his daughter that has been kidnapped. I count on all people in authorities to assume like that.

“As an alternative of making financial alternatives that can have interaction the unemployed and generate employment, the federal government is giving palliatives.”

Additionally talking on the seeming ‘battle on training’, a safety marketing consultant, Tunde Sosina believes that the federal government bought it mistaken proper from the start. In keeping with him, you can’t negotiate your self out of an issue with a legal and count on him to not come calling once more when he’s broke or wants one thing.

“Criminals are like pests, they preserve exhibiting their faces after they know you might be working from a place of weak spot. The Nigerian authorities has been working from the place of weak spot because it agreed to barter proper from the start for the discharge of kidnapped college students. For the insurgents and bandits, they now see kidnapping college students as an efficient method to maintain the federal government by the balls and get no matter they wished. In addition they see the problem as a possible political drawback authorities is not going to need to fester.

“The one method out of that is for the federal government to face its floor, name their bluff and take the battle to the insurgents and bandits. If this isn’t completed, Nigerians will proceed to witness assaults on colleges and abduction of scholars. For insurgents and bandits, that’s probably the most potent weapon of their arsenal”, Mr. Sosina stated.

Efforts made to succeed in the spokespersons of the safety businesses for his or her reactions to those developments didn’t yield outcomes as calls to their telephones rang out with out response.

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