Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction capable of consuming educational pursuit ― Northern govs

Again, the Northern States Governors’ Forum has condemned the latest attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted saying the ugly trend is capable of consuming educational pursuit and national aspirations.

The Chairman of the Forum, Governor Simon Bako Lalong in a statement signed by his Director Press Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Nacham said the trend is unacceptable and strong measures must be taken to put an end to it before it escalates into a monster.

Governor Lalong said this development which is coming on the heels of the abduction of school children in Kagara, Niger State still being addressed, calls for serious concerns among all Nigerians.

He said “as Northern Governors, we are deeply saddened by this embarrassing and unfortunate attack on our children who are in schools to seek knowledge and build capacity to impact the nation and create a better society. The assault on schools where innocent and harmless students are targeted should not be condoned in any way because it has the tendency to set the nation back to ignorance and more poverty.

“The Northern part of the country, in particular, is more educationally disadvantaged and cannot afford to have these disruptions. Enough is enough.”

Governor Lalong, therefore, urged security agencies to use every asset at their disposal to rescue the children and bring to justice those behind the act, also enjoined Nigerians to support the security agencies and government with credible information that will lead to a swift resolution of the situation.

Lalong sympathised with the families of the abducted school children, the people and the Government of Zamfara State, assuring them of the support of the Forum in tackling the problem.

The Northern Governors Forum rose from their meeting in Kaduna on Thursday where they resolved to take far-reaching measures to address insecurity and other challenges of the region and the nation at large.


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