Lawal Adamu Usman Mr LA, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna state has added his voice to the growing concerns over school kidnappings in the state urging government to act quickly to ensure the safe rescue of all the students, pupils and teachers currently in captivity.
A statement signed by Adamu’s media consultant, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said Mr LA joins other Nigerians in expressing outrage at the unchallenged abductions of students and attacks on educational facilities across the state and in many parts of the North.
“More voices must be raised without pause against the pervasive insecurity in Kaduna state and in our region where life has lost its value, with more and more citizens coming under the influence of criminals.
“With the rise in these kidnapp incidences, we are yet to see any evidence of a willingness on the part of both the federal and Kaduna state authorities to honour their oath to provide security for citizens. In civilized nations, leaders who fail so spectacularly to provide security will do the honourable thing, admit failure and seek assistance rather than keep touting victory in the face of glaring failure.
“At this point, more loud voice must be raised to draw attention to lack of political will to fight the insurgency and other threats such as banditry, rustling, and kidnapping as obviously, all advice and concerns from many Nigerians have appear to have made no impression on the administration,” he said.
The politician urged the parents and families of the abducted students and pupils to continue to persevere with fortitude keeping in mind that the whole civilized world is solidly with them.