By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Aftermath of the abduction of over six hundred school boys in Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State by bandits over the weekend, the African Action Congress (AAC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to act now before the country is overrun by insurgents.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of AAC, Sylvester Cletus, the party described the abduction as reprehensible, despicable and wicked, adding that it has gone on too far to be treated with levity.
The statement said “To abduct innocent students in their boarding school at night is outrageous, inhuman, insensitive and act against God and humanity. These students would be terrified and traumatized by this nightmare by wicked outlaws. Our heart goes out to those in bandits’ captivity.
“The party demands for their unconditional release to reunite with their families and continue with their studies.
“AAC calls on security agents to intensify efforts toward the rescue of the missing students and bring the callous bandits to justice”.
AAC said Nigerian students’ lives matter and should be adequately protected by government in their quest for knowledge and academic pursuits as future leaders.
“The frequent attacks and abduction of students in some parts of the country are sad commentaries on the nation’s march to greatness.
“It is unfortunate that some of these students are yet to be rescued particularly the Chibok 276 schoolgirls abducted on 14th February 2014, in Borno State and Dapchi 110 schoolgirls abducted on 19th February 2018, in Yobe State by Boko Haram insurgents. It is hoped that the remaining students in captivity at Chibok, Dapchi and Kankara will be rescued shortly. It is a task that must be done.
“The security situation in Nigeria is a cause of concern to many patriotic Nigerians. No part of the country is safe anymore.
“AAC reiterates its call for the rejig of the nation’s security architecture. It is time to protect the lives and property of Nigerians particularly in this Yuletide season”, according to AAC.
It said the country is gradually sliding into anarchy, adding that this is emboldening many recalcitrant entities and individuals to take laws into their hands.