El-Rufai has “deep empathy` for parents of abducted students — Commissioner

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna State has “deep empathy’’ for parents the abducted students the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has disclosed.

Mr Aruwan, a statement issued on Friday Kaduna, said El-Rufai was making spirited to secure the release the abducted students.

“Contrary to the mischief some sections the media, the bond between El-Rufai and the parents the abducted students is “deep’’, amidst spirited to secure their release.

“The will continue to work hard until banditry is contained, without succumbing to the emotional blackmail and gradual politicisation of the unfortunate situation,’’ the commissioner stated.

He explained a statement issued by the government which it warned impostors who had been presenting themselves as government-appointed emissaries seeking to negotiate with bandits across the state, had nothing to do with the parents or the relatives of the abducted students.

“It was rather directed primarily to some individuals exploiting the security situation in the state and neighbouring states,’’ Aruwan said.

He said the state government would not “join issues with the parents whose pains we understand and with whom we share the common goal of the return of all the abducted students’’.

The commissioner said the state government would continue to work toward crushing banditry, kidnapping and other acts of criminality in Kaduna State.

“We believe most people of goodwill share this desire, and we urge everyone to be wary of those who see in the misery of others an opportunity for needless controversies, “Aruwan said.  (NAN)