In lower than three months, Nigerians particularly these from the Northern a part of the nation had witnessed mass abduction of college kids by armed bandits terrorizing the area.
It’s now not information that bandits have deviated from their regular actions of blocking roads, attacking worship centres and others however might have found a ‘profitable’ enterprise in abducting faculty kids who’re extremely weak and poorly secured.
DAILY POST can recall the incident that occurred in Katsina State on December 11 2020 when gunmen raided the Authorities Science Secondary College, Kangara on motorbikes and marched over 600 boys into Rugu forest.
The abductees who had been subjected to inhuman therapy, spent a few week in captivity earlier than they had been launched.
In the meantime, some outstanding Nigerians together with Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, have accused the Federal and Katsina State Authorities of staging the kidnapping, stressing that it was orchestrated by the federal government.
Recall additionally that on February 16, 2021, armed bandits once more stormed Authorities Science Secondary College, Kagara in Niger State and kidnapped over 41 individuals most of whom had been college students and workers of the varsity.
It was reported that the bandits who appeared in army uniform, overpowered the safety guards on responsibility, earlier than whisking away their victims.
After 9 days in captivity, the Kagara college students had been freed by their abductors on Saturday.
Reacting to their launch, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a press release by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, counseled the nation’s safety and intelligence companies and the federal government of Niger State for his or her responses in securing the discharge of the victims.
“We’re joyful they’ve been launched,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, simply as Nigerians had been in jubilation over the discharge of the kidnapped Kagara College students, one other dangerous information hit them as armed bandits invaded the Authorities Ladies Secondary College, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State and whisked away over 300 schoolgirls.
DAILY POST studies that regardless of efforts by the state authorities to rescue the scholars, the schoolgirls are nonetheless with their abductors as on the time of submitting this report.
A number of involved Nigerians who spoke with DAILY POST have expressed worries over the actions of bandits throughout the nation.
A mother or father, Mr James Aondoka mentioned he has 4 kids in a boarding faculty however is frightened over their security as bandits now goal faculty kids.
He mentioned, “How do I sleep when the lives of my 4 kids are at stake? Who is aware of the place the bandits would assault subsequent?
“Even the safety males in these colleges usually are not secure, how way more our weak kids?
“The federal government must urgently do one thing to cease this ugly pattern earlier than it turns to one thing else”.
One other mother or father, Tope Afolabi informed DAILY POST in Abuja that the impact of the kidnapping on the varsity kids is overwhelming, at the same time as their studying capacity could be affected. He additionally claimed that many would develop psychological issues.
“Subjecting this little kids into such horrible expertise has the tendency of affecting their studying sooner or later”, he mentioned.
Equally, the Nationwide Council of Ladies Societies (NCWS) on Sunday, appealed to the Federal Authorities to sort out the menace of kidnapping in Nigerian colleges.
Mrs Laraba Shoda, Nationwide President of NCWS, made the enchantment in a press release on Sunday in Abuja.
Shoda mentioned frequent instances of kidnapping “usually are not good for the schooling of our youngsters.
“The assault on faculty kids, notably on women, is focused at demoralising, not solely the girl-child but additionally others from getting access to schooling.
“We, hereby, demand that simply as the federal government rescued the boys at Kankara in Katsina and the Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe, it ought to in the identical vein, rescue the Zamfara schoolgirls within the quickest time potential,’’ she mentioned.
All efforts to talk with the Police Spokesman, Frank Mba, proved abortive as he was unable to take calls and couldn’t additionally reply to textual content messages forwarded to him.
Nonetheless, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday assured Nigerians that the kidnapping of schoolgirls from the Authorities Ladies Science Secondary College, Jangebe in Zamfara State could be the final to occur within the nation.
Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika whereas main a federal authorities delegation to sympathise with the folks and authorities of Zamfara, said this on Sunday.
In accordance with him, new measures had been developed by the Federal Authorities to make sure that such incident doesn’t occur in any a part of the nation once more.
“The President is saddened by the kidnapping of the scholars from Jangebe and reassures you that the federal government has all of the assets and wherewithal to include these criminals.“
The federal authorities will proceed its partnership with Zamfara State authorities and its residents in resolving the safety challenges dealing with the State,” Buhari mentioned.