The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students, NANS, on the weekend tasked the federal authorities led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to clampdown, eradicate bandits and kidnappers within the northern area to avert killing training within the space.
The scholars physique, nevertheless, expressed worries over the latest actions of bandits and kidnappers within the nation, stressing that insecurity within the northern area has disturbing dimensions and would tear the nation aside if not checkmated.
NANS President, Comrade Sunday Asefon, made this recognized throughout its sixty fifth Emergency Assembly, on the Alex Ekwueme Federal College, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo Annex, Abakaliki capital of Ebonyi state.
Asefon famous that it was excessive time the federal government took decisive and drastic measures to arrest the safety challenges going through the nation including that no one is secure anymore the management of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In line with him: “Two weeks in the past, I referred to as on the Federal Authorities to declare bandits and kidnappers as terrorists.
“On Thursday, I acquired a name that our colleagues (college students) from the Federal School of Forestry and Mechanisation, Kaduna, had been kidnapped. And as I converse to you in the present day, about 26 college students are nonetheless within the custody of kidnappers.
“Now, these incessant assaults on college students have grow to be a menace to training. I advised the Authorities that kidnappings and banditry within the Northeast is about sending training to the grave, in that area.
“That is additionally a menace to the way forward for college students in that area. The leaders of that area ought to come collectively, no matter their spiritual and political inclinations, to handle the state of affairs. It’s because the spates of banditry and kidnappings have grow to be a reason behind fear.
“They (bandits and kidnappers), began with pupils at main and secondary faculties; now, they’ve entered into our tertiary establishments. To those individuals, it has become a profitable enterprise and it’s worrisome. It’s now alarming. We all know that one of many tasks of Authorities is to offer safety of lives and property of the residents. However in a state of affairs, the place the federal government is unable to do that anymore, it turns into crucial that each one palms have to be on deck to arrest the state of affairs.
“We’re calling on the Authorities to take decisive measures to handle the state of affairs, earlier than it consumes us all. I’m not saying the Federal Authorities has failed to offer safety to the citizenry, nevertheless it ought to take decisive and drastic measures to arrest the ugly state of affairs.
“This ugly pattern is alarming now and nobody feels secure once more, as a result of the society is now not secure. Down right here within the South, you hear instances of ladies being raped and killed of their farms. Our roads are now not secure. It’s horrible and it ought to value our leaders sleepless nights, whereas pondering of how one can carry it to an finish.” He famous.