Kagara School Abduction: Senate President Urges Security Agencies To Rescue Abducted Students

The Senate has condemned the latest bandits onslaught on schools, describing the Wednesday early morning raid by gunmen on the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State, as a callous and despicable crime.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, while sympathizing with the victims and their families, urged security agencies to ensure the immediate rescue of the abducted persons and the arrest of the criminals involved.

“Our security establishment should collaborate across the agencies and with the state government to expeditiously accomplish this task.

“Government at all levels should also ensure that our schools are henceforth protected against heartless criminals who have apparently identified them as soft targets,” Lawan said.

He also assured Nigerians of the determination of the Senate and the National Assembly in general to work with the Federal Government in finding a lasting solution to the disturbing security situation in Nigeria.

Nigerians woke on Wednesday to learn of the brazen and criminal acts of yet to be identified gunmen who invaded the peace of the Science college, overpowered the guards and abducted unknown number of students and on-duty teachers.

Following the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari quickly dispatched a high-powered team comprising Security Chiefs, to mediate with parents of the affected students, community heads and staff and management of the affected school.

The team has also been mandated to ensure the safe rescue and return of the abductees.