JANGEBE: Northern Govs Want End to School Abductions
The Northern Governors Forum has call for an end to the persistent cases of kidnappings in schools, describing Friday’s abduction of Government Secondary School, Jangebe students in Zamfara State by bandits as “embarrassing and unacceptable.”
Chairman of the Forum who is also governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong said in a statement in Jos on Friday that strong measures must be taken to put an end to the trend before it escalates into a monster that will consume educational pursuit and national aspirations.
He said, “As Northern Governors, we are deeply saddened by this embarrassing and unfortunate attack on our children who are in schools to seek knowledge and build capacity to impact the nation and create a better society. The assault on schools where innocent and harmless students are targeted should not be condoned in any way because it has the tendency to set the nation back to ignorance and more poverty. The Northern part of the country in particular is more educationally disadvantaged and cannot afford to have these disruptions. Enough is enough”.
The Northern Governors, therefore, urged security agencies to use every asset at their disposal to rescue the children and bring to justice those behind the act. They also want Nigerians to support the security agencies and government with credible information that will lead to a swift resolution of the situation.
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