The federal government has expressed concern that 299 students have been caught by robbers for months after being abducted.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwameka Nwajiuba, in an interview with one of our correspondents on Wednesday, described the attack on schools and the abduction of students as serious issues, adding that the federal government was cautious in its efforts to rescue students.
According to Punch 80 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Marben Damishi, parents of Kaduna State, who were still at the scene of the robbery, had contributed Rs 300,000 to the hooded men on Friday. The robbers were found to have promised to release the students this week after the money was stolen. Recall that robbers attacked a school on July 5 and abducted more than 100 students.
On July 25, when 28 students were released, the president of the Nigerian Baptist Assembly, R. Israel Akanji, said 87 of them were still in captivity. In an interview with The Punch on Wednesday, the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Christian Association said 80 students were still being held by robbers.
With the exception of Bethel Baptist students, no less than the parents of 83 students at Kebbe State Federal Government College, Birinin Yuri, who were expelled from their school 56 days ago, are still at the scene of the robbery. In addition, about 136 students abducted from an Islamic school in Tegina, Niger, in May, remained in a 71-day robbery scene on Wednesday. Expressing concern over the situation.
Education Minister Nwajiuba told The Punch that the government was working with security services to secure the release of the abducted students. We can’t go to the robber camps and bomb them with the students – the minister said: “It’s a matter of security. Did you know that Chibok girls have been kept for seven years. The abduction of students is a very serious issue. Can’t start bombing.
“We don’t want to lose children. If we go ahead and start bombing a lot of people, you probably won’t even see some Chibok girls back. They would have been killed. “The government is accountable to its citizens. The fact that they are being caught by robbers needs more attention. Bethel Baptist School was still held by robbers.
He said: “We still have 80 students from Baptist High School, Damisi, Cantuna with the robbers and we are addressing all Nigerians who love and pray with us for a miracle very soon.” Parents and siblings back Want. The church also wants to see them back and all lovers of humanity want to hear that these children are back. “We contributed 300,000 euros each to the kidnappers on Friday – a parent but one parent who trusted the punch said the robbers demanded N300,000 from each parent.”
The kidnappers asked each parent to pay an extra N300, “he said .000. We donated the money before they could release the children and sent them last Friday. They promised to release the students earlier this week, but it’s Wednesday and we have none of them.” Didn’t see the link they chose, although they assured us the kids were safe.But they have now broken their promise twice, so we don’t believe their words again, but we hope the kids rescue the cabby hunters FGC student
The mission will leave because the government broke its promise Cab students have joined forests in the state to rescue abducted FGC student Birinin Yuri, one of the hunters, who spoke to one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity, said they started combing forests But when the government broke its promise, it came to a halt.
He said: Not completed. N5,000 were given to us (hunters). “Eventually we left the rescue mission when we realized that the government was not ready to provide the other logistics we requested, such as weapons, motorcycles and ammunition.”
By the time the robbers struck the state, the state government had provided at least 50 Hilux trucks and 300 meters