Ezekwesili Raises Questions On Release Of Kastina School Boys

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has raised some posers over the release of 340 students abducted from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Kastina State.

The former presidential aspirant who expressed joy over Thursday night’s release of the students has also questioned why the abduction occurred and how the negotiations for their release appeared to have gone smoothly.


In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Ezekwesili asked some probing questions.

“Should we assume the 344 (a new number from 333) #KankaraBoys went on an excursion to terrorists who have out of magnanimity released them to you?, ” she asked.

The students were abducted by Boko Haram on December 11 and released six days after.

Drawing comparison from the previous kidnap of Chibok and Dapchi girls, the ex-minister wonders why negotiations for the release of the 112 girls were stalled.


“Where are the remaining 112 #ChibokGirls and the only remaining #DapchiGirls, #LeahSharibu who is a Prisoner of Faith?

“When will our Girls come home?”

Boko Haram insurgents had abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok and Dapchi in 2014 and 2018 respectively.

Although the terrorists returned more than 100 students to Dapchi after talks with the government, a schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, was held in captivity because she had refused to convert to Islam.

Ezekwesili also questioned military spending and the fight against insurgents, asking:


“When was the last time the @NigeriaGov of @MBuhari rendered an account of the status of the Counterterrorism war to Nigerians?

“Has the war not seemingly morphed into a Military Industrial Complex with him as C-in-C of the Nigerian Army?”

The former minister said “Nigeria is not being governed at all now as “all the characteristics of a Failing State are evident in this country and must be averted by citizens.

“Imagine the depth of incompetence that produces the kind of monumental failure of intelligence and security that again made #KankaraBoys abduction possible at all!

“Nigerians are doubly unfortunate to have a grossly incompetent National Assembly and House of representatives overseeing an endemically ineffectual president.

“Otherwise by now Buhari should have been careful to not sit in Dauda ‘celebrating’ he ‘solved’ a problem that he created,” she said.

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