Abduction: APC advocates tighter security  around schools



  1.  Töhe All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday in Abuja said collective efforts was ensure tighter security around schools and end banditry and kidnapping in the country.




The party said this in a statement by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

The party was reacting the release of the abducted schoolchildren of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger.




Akpanudoedehe welcomed the safe release of the schoolchildren, teachers and their family members, saying their release was sequel the earlier release of passengers of Niger State .

“It is truly heart-warming that the abductees have been reunited with their families and loved ones.




“We appreciate government’s efforts at all levels non-state , which ensured the safe release of the abductees.

“While President Muhammadu Buhari government’s resolve and capacity to end cowardly attacks soft targets, is not in doubt, we must collectively do more to end the scourge, particularly tighter security around schools,” he said.




Akpanudoedehe gave assurance that focus was, however, safe release of students abducted from Government Girls Junior Secondary School Jangebe, Zamfara.




The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from their boarding school Friday morning.

The presidency had since condemned the development, saying it was “inhuman and totally unacceptable”.




President Buhari had said that his not succumb to blackmail by bandits, who innocent school students in the expectations of huge ransom payments.





“Our primary objective is to get the hostages safe, alive and unharmed,” the president had said in an earlier statement.




He said that although authorities could deploy “massive forces against the bandits”, there were fears that the schoolgirls could be used as shields. (NAN)