Kankara abduction: Protest rocks Katsina

FILE PHOTOS: Katsina protesters protesting against the abduction of schoolboys from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
FILE PHOTOS: Katsina protesters protesting against the abduction of schoolboys from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

By Funmilola Olukomaiya

There was a protest staged in Kastina State on Sunday was over the abduction of schoolboys from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The protesters demanded the prompt rescue of students abducted by bandits on Friday night.

According to reports, the protest was led by a woman identified as one of the mothers of the abducted students.

The protesters went around the school’s premises and some parts of the town carrying placards conveying various messages, among which are ‘Government must speak out’, ‘We want our children back’ and ‘We want security in Kankara’.

The protesters also chanted songs seeking the rescue of the abducted students.

The Punch reports that the Coalition of Northern Groups had threatened to mobilise students and youths to go on protest in Katsina state if the abducted students were not rescued on time.

The chairman of the North-West zone of the group, Jamiu Aliyu while addressing a press conference in Katsina said, “We condemn in totality this barbaric act and call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the culprits, we equally stress the inability of the government to protect those young, innocent, vibrant students from this horrible attack as uncalled for.

“Failure of the government to rescue the missing students within the shortest period of time, CNG will not hesitate to mobilize hundreds of thousands on the streets of Katsina state for a continuous protest, until the students are fully rescued, even if it’s going to cost our lives.”

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  1. Buhari has no question to answers at Parliament because It was his home state. He doesn’t even care to attend or not when House of Rep members invited him to answer questions about insecurity in Nigeria including his home state. The APC members said it is not compulsory for President to listen and to answer questions when invited. Could the recent abduction of over 300 boys from a science school be another political gimmicks like the 200 chibock girls during Jonathan rule? Is it to show that what is going wrong in other part of Nigeria also happened in President’s home state? Would these boys be able to be rescued by Nigerian security? Are hoodlums, Kidnappers, terrorists, abductors etc are more equipped and powerful than Nigeria security apparatus including air forces men than they can’t track and rescue this innocent boys? No one, no states in territory of Nigeria, towns and villages, no professionals, farmers, private and public masses including the Aso Rock is safe against terrorists and abductors in Nigeria. The Northerners do not want endSARS. The SARS could not defend the Northern States either, not even the over 300 abducted boys despite the Northern governors Love the SARS to continue for their security. Not for the security of children in the school, but for theirs and family.

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