“Kidnapping will Force more Students out of School”- Obi Condemns Zamfara Kidnap - The Top Society

“Kidnapping will Force more Students out of School”- Obi Condemns Zamfara Kidnap


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has condemned the abduction of some female students of Federal University Gusau in Sabon Gida area of Zamfara State on Friday.

In a post on X (Twitter), on Tuesday, Obi stated that the abduction of the female students will force more students out of school. He noted that their abduction will negatively impact the educational system in the country.

Obi asserted that attacks will negatively affect education and the government must prioritize security for national development.

“Attacks like this will only impact negatively on the education system, forcing more students out of school. The government, therefore, owes the nation a duty to deliver its primary duty of securing lives and properties, which is the first step towards national development,” he said.

He described the abduction of the students as “deeply troubling”, noting that it underscores the ongoing national issue of insecurity, endangering the nation’s peace and development. He, however, applauded security agents for their efforts in rescuing some of the abducted students.

“The report of the unfortunate abduction of some female students of the Federal University of Gusau from their hostels at Sabon-Gida community in the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State is very disturbing.

“This act remains condemnable, and the incident brings to bear once again, the national challenge of insecurity which has continued to threaten our national peace and development. While I commend the security agencies for rescuing some of the abducted students already.

Peter Obi
He implored security operatives to intensify  their efforts in ensuring the safe rescue of the remaining students, adding that such attacks on students are detrimental to education, especially in a nation where over 18 million out-of-school children already roam the streets.

“I urge them to make more stringent efforts to ensure that the remaining students are rescued unhurt. This, and many other attacks on students, is an attack on education in a country where over 18 million out-of-school children are already roaming the streets.

He also sympathized with  the victims of the kidnap and their families and wished them a safe reunion.

“I sympathize with the victims of this unfortunate incident. I share the agony of their parents and relations in this trying moment. I pray that they will be rescued and reunited with their families and loved ones. We must as a nation resist any attempt to allow criminals to make the rules by which we live as a national community. And we should not allow bandits and criminals to destroy our nation.”

Before now, Top Society reported that President Bola Tinubu had directed security agencies to rescue the remaining kidnapped female students.

In a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the president condemned the kidnap and described it as a ‘reprehensible act of abduction.’

He had also stated that there was no moral justification for such crimes against the victims, whose only “offence” was their pursuit of quality education.

The President extended his condolences to affected families and pledged unwavering commitment to safeguard all Nigerians, assuring abducted students’ families that every possible effort will be made for their rescue.

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