School Abductions: Short-Term Solutions Will Result In Long-Term Destruction, Says Atiku

With the latest Kaduna school abduction, former Nigeria’s Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has repeated his call for the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector, and to post 24-hour armed guards at every school in the affected and neighbouring states. “No expense must be spared to keep our schools safe,” he said.

In a statement today, Atiku said, “With 13.5 million children, Nigeria is already the world headquarters for out of school kids. This can only make things worse. It behooves on us as a nation to act decisively and excise this cancer of school abductions from our polity with clinically precise policies.

“We must also stop paying ransom at random. It is a short term solution that will cause much long term destruction. We must as a nation impose law and order now, or we will bequeath lawlessness and disorder to the next generation. And may God forbid that.”

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