-Wants Govt to urgently secure pupils/students in schools.
The National President Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria Alhaji Haruna danjuma has called on states and federal government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency bring an end to the increased attack of schools in the northern region by Bandits and terrorists
Danjuma made the called during an interview with Journalists in kaduna while stressing that there is need for federal government to team up all the security forces which include police ,military, civil defence, and para-military to halt activities of Bandit kidnapping Nigerian students and demanding for ransom
According to him, this is a big threat to the educational sector and all Nigerian students most especially those residing in rural communities.
“we condemned in Totality all the activities of Bandits,kidnappers and terrorists attacking our schools”
“we want government to secure all our schools with security agents to avert kindappers evacuating students from schools to the forest demanding for Ransom”
He said ,since the kidnapped of Chibok Girls, To Dapci and katsina students,Niger state and now kaduna, insecurity challenges has caused a serious set back to the north and the country at large.
Adding that students of the College of forestry and mechanization are still in their hands demanding for 500millions naira to be released.
He says, this afternoon ,we had another bad and shocking news, that Gunmen abducted primary school students,including teachers at Birnin-Gwari local Government of Kaduna “we are appealing to federal Government to help us bring an end to insecurity challenges that is now affecting our educational system”
Danjuma urged the federal to bring an end to the continuous attack by bandits to Nigerian schools which according to him, this would affect children from going to schools
There is need for collective effort by both communities and security agancies toward bringing an end to the rising insecurity challenges affecting our educational system
Both states and federal government with local vigilantes have to teem up together with the aim of bringing an end to the kidnapped on schools students
It would be recalled that over the weekend Armed men attempted to kidnap more students in Kaduna state at Ikara science schools and Turkish international schools
Similarly,the foundation for the protection of women and children in Nigeria has called on the state government to provide enough security to secure schools
Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, the fouder of the NGO also stressed the need for the Government to engaged local hunters and coalition of JTF toward bringing an end to all the insecurity disturbing the peace and stability in the country
It could be recalled that the north has the highest number of out of school children in the country,and with the increased attack many children would be afraid of going to school in the future,hence the need to bring an end to this menace