Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the spate of recent abduction of schoolgirls, saying that the situation is unfortunate and raises serious concern.
Atiku AbubakarThis is coming on the heels of the news of the abduction of over 172 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Mando, Kaduna State in the evening of Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Atiku, who was a presidential aspirant in the 2019 presidential election, called on security agencies to leave no stone unturned in their quest to ensure the release of all the girls. He also called on the government to ensure no resources should be spared in securing their release.
A situation where only girl students—an already vulnerable group that is playing catch-up in the North is specifically targeted for abduction raises serious concerns.
My thoughts and prayers are with the affected students’ families, even as I urge that no resources should be spared to secure their release.
The question is: how long shall we continue with this situation?”
Atiku took to his Twitter to express his dissatisfaction over the present security situation in the country:
My thoughts and prayers are with the affected students' families, even as I urge that no resources should be spared to secure their release. The question is: how long shall we continue with this situation?
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 12, 2021
It will be recalled that the news of the abduction of over 172 female students in Kaduna hit the news waves this morning, leaving Nigerians bewildered as the incident of abductions is becoming one too many.