By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The president of Global Centre for Humanitarian Services Peace and Development (GLOHSPED)- Mr. Collins Ogokeh-Green has condemned the abduction of two teacher and 6 students of The Engravers College with boarding facility located in Kakau Daji, Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State last week.
He described the incident as “appalling and atrocious, a crime which he said comes with traumatizing impact on the life of the innocent victims”.
The president in a statement he personally issued yesterday said that the situation would have been avoided owning to the fact that the state government acknowledged receipt of intelligent report or notice prior to its occurrence.
“This incident brings to the fore the rising wave of kidnapping in Nigeria- a practice which historical is ritually or politically motivated has taken economical dimension. The notable episodes being the kidnapping of Chibok School Girls in North East Nigeria by Boko Haram in 2014 and oil workers in the Niger Delta region.
“There has been a shift in modus operandi of the kidnappers, in the south, the gang targeted the elite while their counterparts in the north block roads, ambush travellers vehicles, ransack villages taking farmers, poor households farmers, teachers, traders and drivers hostage. The inhuman act has grown from regional confinement to become a widespread phenomenon targeting the social spectrum rather than the rich with an aim of extracting maximum ransom from its victims.
He highlighted the kidnap of President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law, re-abduction of Mrs. Beauty Uguoere Siasia- the mother of former Super Eagles Coach, Mallam Usman a school teacher in Zamfara, Professor Valetine Aleto in Edo State, a university lecturer in Abuja and testimony of over 50 kidnap cases reported by Bello Audu the alleged mastermind kidnapper on Abuja-Kaduna road as well as countless others speak volume of growing spate of kidnapping.
“We want the security agengies to be at the top of their game so as to put an end to these marauders”.