The Nigeria Union of Academics, NUT, has threatened to withdraw all academics’ companies within the affected states of the federation on account of insecurity within the nation.
NUT in an announcement tagged:” Terrorist Assault on Colleges and Abduction of College students/Academics One Incident Too Many”, signed by its Basic Secretary, Dr Mike Ike Ene, suggested the federal authorities to undertake a distinct method in tackling insecurity within the nation.
The Union expressed worries over the growing state of insecurity in Nigeria, stressing that faculties are quick changing into a hazard spot for bandits and different legal parts in Nigeria.
NUT mentioned this as they condemned the kidnapping of scholars and academics of Authorities Science Secondary College, Kagara, in Niger State by bandits.
The union demanded a state of emergency be declared on safety, including that the present method being deployed by safety companies was not yielding any significant fruit.
“We name on the Federal Authorities to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on the safety state of affairs within the nation.
““We should warn that if the safety state of affairs in our faculties and faculties will not be assured, the NUT won’t hesitate to withdraw the companies of all academics within the affected states of the federation.”
NUT opined that the present technique deployed by safety companies has fallen wanting expectation contemplating that the Kagara abduction has simply occurred whereas the nation is but to completely deal with the December, 2020 abduction of scholars in Authorities Science Secondary College Kankara Katsina state.
The union demanded that the federal government deploys its full weight of our nation’s safety companies to make sure the protected return of kidnapped college students and academics.
“Moreover steps have to be taken to remove all types of safety threats to our faculties.
“Such legal parts haven’t any place in a civilized society resembling Nigeria.
“We want to reiterate that educating and studying can solely be assured in a security and secured environment,” the assertion added.
NUT suggested state governors to make use of a part of their safety voters to make use of alternate safety companies to enrich present safety companies in policing faculties within the state.