El-Rufa’i Unable to Tackle Insecurity, Should Resign — CAN, HURIWA
Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-rufa’i has been asked to resign due to his inability to tackle the spate of insecurity in the state.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) demanded for El-rufa’i’s resignation on Monday in the aftermath of the kidnap of 26 students who were abducted by armed bandits at Bethel Baptist School, Maraban Rido, Chikun Local Council of Kaduna State.
Confirming the incident yesterday, Kaduna State police command said that security operatives were on the trail of the bandits.
Chairman of CAN, Kaduna chapter, Rev. Joseph Hayab, who is a Baptist senior pastor, urged the governor to resign, if he could not handle the security of the state.
El-Rufai, who had preemptively removed his own children from school because of what he called threat of kidnap, described the incident as unfortunate and evil to humanity.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home, Samuel Aruwan, said: “The governor is following the development and receiving hourly situation reports.”
HURIWA blamed El-Rufai and President Muhammadu Buhari for the kidnap of students in Kaduna and other northern states, saying there was no effective and transparent military action to end the menace.
In a statement on Monday, the national coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, alleged that the kidnappers were being pampered by the federal government.
He said El-Rufai was playing to the gallery by enrolling his son to a public school but secretly withdrawing him later.
“If El-Rufai has any shame left in him, he should resign (as governor) forthwith for secretly withdrawing these children and trying to speak from both sides of his mouth by claiming that kidnappers were gunning for them. Then 24 hours later, these terrorists abducted several children of the poor,” HURIWA stated.
However, an attempt, yesterday, to kidnap students of Living Faith Academy, also in Kaduna, was foiled by security forces, who responded to a distress call by the school management.
Consequently, the school called on parents to remove their children from the school premises.
The armed bandits had broken the perimeter fence of the academy, only to discover that students were not in session.
Security report got to the school management last Friday that parents should pick all the children from the hostel, latest Saturday.
Military personnel were on hand to confront the bandits after the news of the kidnapping of students of Bethel Baptist.
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