NLC: Kankara schoolboys abduction shouldn’t have happened

By Simdi Gloria:-

The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed outrage over the abduction of over 300 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Ayuba Wabba, the NLC president on Monday said in a statement that the kidnap would not have happened if adequate security measures had been put in place.

The statement titled, ‘Kankara: Another outrage and tragedy,’ read, “In our view, this abduction would not have happened, had adequate precaution been taken.

“It is common knowledge that Katsina and Zamfara, both in the North-West, have been the epicentre of extreme violent banditry in the past two or more years with abductions and killings on a regular basis.

“Villages or communities have been pillaged and reduced to rubble, strangulating in the process all economic activities, especially farming.

Given this scenario and precedents (Chibok etc), it should have been obvious that Kankara was waiting to happen for two reasons: schools are vulnerable; male schools, in particular, are rich recruiting grounds.”

The congress admonished the government to take responsibility and ensure all the students are rescued unharmed.

“Coupled with this, they should do all that is necessary to ensure our students are not abducted from school, ever again,” the union said.

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