500 Kankara boys: APC to engage Buhari, security agencies over worsening situation

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

On the The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will engage the security agencies and President Muhammadu Buhari, on how to find lasting solution to the worsening insecurity in the country, even as it passed vote of confidence in the commitment of the security agencies to defeat terrorism in the Nigeria.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Chairman of APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, over the recent abduction of five hundred students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State on Sunday, the party charged the security agencies to demonstrate this commitment by going more after the criminals.
The statement said, “The APC believes that the security agencies have the will, commitment, and training to restore public confidence in their ability to secure the lives and property of Nigerians. They should therefore demonstrate this commitment by more robustly going after criminals and denying them the space to perpetrate crime.
“Last Friday, the nation learnt of the grim and sad news that more than 500 students were abducted from Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State On Sunday, the nation learnt again that more than 330 of those students are still missing.
“This is a particularly sad and difficult moment not just for the families of the student victims and the government and people of Katsina State for the entire country. Our thoughts and prayers are therefore with the victims and their families as well as the government and people of Katsina State.
“These abductions bring to mind the sad incidents in Chibok and Dapchi in Borno and Yobe States respectively a few years ago where students undergoing their studies and working hard to become tomorrow’s leaders were abducted by insurgents and made to go through appallingly harrowing experiences.
“As the Buhari administration works harder to improve the security situation in the country, the APC calls on the nation’s security agencies to dig deeper and do better by ensuring that our students can go to school safely and learn all across the country.
“There is no greater harm that insecurity can do to a nation than to destroy its education and the future of its youths”, the statement of APC said.

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