The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) Zone A has asked the Nigerian government to, within six days ultimatum ensure that the abducted schoolboys from Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina are rescued.
NANS is the umbrella body of Nigerian students across primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
Abdullahi Saleh, NANS Secretary-General Zone A, who spoke on Tueday stated that “ angry Nigerian students are going to storm Katsina State Government House if, by December 21, the students were not rescued”.
“We’re all coming with our mats, blankets, food and water and nothing would discourage us until our students are back then we will leave the ground,” Saleh added.
The growing insecurity in the country, according to him, suggests that Nigeria’s security architecture is no longer effective.
Saleh lamented that attacks on education are not limited to the damage of educational infrastructure but also include attacks on key education assets.
“The most precious assets being school students, teachers and non-academic staff without which education cannot happen.”
“When a student is afraid to go to school because the path to school is no longer safe and secure or due to a traumatic experience or knowledge of one, education has been attacked” he added.
“We also call on the Federal Government to sack all the service chiefs with immediate effect since they can’t secure the life and properties of the citizens, let them be replaced by some gallant, patriotic and brave officers. We can’t continue like this.”
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