The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Friday blamed the Zamfara State authorities for the kidnapping of schoolgirls by bandits.
HURIWA mentioned the Zamfara State authorities ought to be blamed for allegedly tolerating hostage-taking.
Bandits had kidnapped about 300 feminine college students of Authorities Women’ Secondary College, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State.
Confirming the kidnap, the Zamfara State Commissioner of Safety and Residence Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran mentioned the incident occurred at about 2am on Friday.
Reacting, the rights advocacy group urged dad and mom to withdraw their kids from colleges till each the federal and state authorities can guarantee safety round colleges.
HURIWA mentioned this in an announcement signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.
In response to HURIWA: “The kidnapping of schoolgirls in Jangabe in Zamfara State seems more and more like it’s a clear act of state-sponsored terrorism and an act of hostage-taking tolerated by the state administration.
“In any other case, why has the Zamfara State Home of Meeting performed nothing to stamp out the rising development of kidnapping of scholars by adopting the harshest authorized punishment for such act of terrorism?
“The governor has been quoted within the media of supporting negotiation with bandits and is understood or quoted by the media as stating that not all bandits are criminals when the fact exhibits that each one armed bandits should not simply criminals however are certainly terrorists and due to this fact mustn’t ever be rebranded by these state governors of the North.
“Certainly, we’re advocating that oldsters ought to withdraw their kids from colleges till such a time that the federal and state administration’s throughout Nigeria can assure 24/7 safety of lives and property of all instructional establishments, particularly these positioned deep inside Northern Nigeria.”