Few hours after the release of students abducted by bandits in Kagara, Niger State, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has faulted Federal Government’s inability to put an end to security challenges bedeviling the country.
This was as the group also asked Northern leaders to interrogate the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over its failure to anticipate and checkmate the manoeuvres of marauding bands of criminals roaming northern communities and operating at will, targeting such soft spots as schools.
A statement by the groups’ spokesman, AbdulAzeez Suleiman, described the recent escalation of kidnapping of school children as a grand design to cripple the educational viability of the northern region, after having messed up its economy and mutual cohesion.
“CNG is excited by reports that the kidnapped staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara have finally regained freedom from the armed bandits in Niger State on Saturday. But we warn that it is not yet Uhuru, and we should not celebrate too early. Beyond the jubilation, however, President Buhari owes the nation the duty of explaining the glaring failure of his administration in the vital area of providing security, particularly for the North…”