Three teachers Kidnapped in Kaduna, as Atiku calls for state of emergency

News - by RadioNow / Mar. 16th, 2021

The Universal Basic Education Primary school, in Rema village, Birnin Gwari local government of Kaduna state, was the latest target of bandits in a series of kidnappings that have rocked the state. The commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan briefing journalists yesterday in Kaduna confirmed the attack but said no pupils were taken. Three teachers were however abducted.

In the last 6 days, bandits have attacked schools at all levels in Kaduna state with the military foiling two attacks.

Similarly in Ogun state, two students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Precious Adeyemo and Oyefule Abiola have been kidnapped while returning to their hall of residence located in Olowu area in Ayetoro campus of the institution. Confirming the kidnap, the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola says a manhunt led by the area commander in conjunction with local hunters have been launched to rescue the victims unhurt and reunited with their families.

Reacting to the increasing attacks on institutions of learning in the country former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector and post 24-hour armed guards at every school and in neighbouring states. In a series of tweets posted using his official Twitter account, he also asked the federal government to cease paying ransom, describing it as a short term solution that will cause long term destruction.

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