Parents of 39 abducted Kaduna students cry out after 12 days in captivity

  Parents of the 39 students abducted by bandits at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State, have observed with d...

 

Parents of the 39 students abducted by bandits at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State, have observed with dismay that 12 days after their children were kidnapped, the government has not done enough to ensure the affected students are set free.

The parents cried out that, “We do not think enough is being done. Indeed, the failure, negligence or refusal of the government to keep us in the know as regards the measures they are taking as well as the continuous kidnapping of students in Kaduna State has heightened our anxiety on the safety of our children.”

Recall that on the night of 11th March, 2021, gunmen invaded the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, and forcefully abducted 39 students of the Institution at gunpoint; 23 of them female students while 16 are male, with several others sustaining varying degrees of injuries while running for dear lives.

Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, their spokesman, Comrade Friday Sanni, explained, “It is now 12 dark days since the unfortunate incident happened and we as parents have not received any positive message from either the school management, the Minister of Environment under whose ministry the school is or the Kaduna State Government under whose territorial jurisdiction the school is located. This silence is unacceptable as it only feeds our hopelessness with each passing day.”

The parents said they are calling for the press conference to call the attention of the Government at State and Federal levels and all stakeholders involved, and indeed the world, to act with dispatch to ensure the immediate and safe release of their children.

They lamented that they have seen this kind of ugly event happen in Katsina, Zamfara and Niger States and swiftly, the governments acted and ensured the safe and timely rescue of the victims, asking, “so why is the case of the Afaka 39 different? Why should our innocent children pay for the failure of government to provide security of lives and property? Or is it now a crime to seek education in schools?”

They explained that the students were taken in bad shape – some were barely covering themselves, especially the ladies, stressing that it is a dangerous thing and should have made the government to act faster.

“We are by this press conference demanding that the Government rescues our children by all means and within 48 hours so that the process of their rehabilitation can commence because the longer they stay in captivity, the worse off,” the parents said.

They called on Human Rights Organizations, NGOs, NBA, ASUU, the United Nations, and all well-meaning Nigerians and citizens of the world, to rise together with them and prevail on the authorities to ensure the speedy rescue of the Afaka 39.

They added, “We will continue to hold the feet of the authorities to the fire until our children return safely.”

COMMENTS

Name

BBNaija,2117,Business,2728,CampusGist,1035,Celeb,4898,celebrities,240,Comedy,8,CONFESSION,11,Education,2399,Entertainment,5812,Fashion,367,Featured,626,Gist,2037,Health,717,Job,3,Lifestyle,873,Music,153,MY STORY,37,News,81872,Opinion,818,Poem,10,Politics,13318,Relationship,210,Sponsored Contents,31,Sports,16921,Style & Travel,47,Success Stories,265,Technology,342,Video,114,
ltr
item
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News: Parents of 39 abducted Kaduna students cry out after 12 days in captivity
Parents of 39 abducted Kaduna students cry out after 12 days in captivity
https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/oiw4xzWJ.jpeg.webp
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/03/parents-of-39-abducted-kaduna-students.html
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/03/parents-of-39-abducted-kaduna-students.html
true
3363430711841052055
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content