After Kankara abduction, Northern Groups threaten nationwide protests
A threat to embark on a nationwide protest if the government of Nigeria fails to rescue students kidnapped during a bandits’ attack on Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State, has been issued by the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG.
Jamilu Aliyu Charanchi, the Northwest Coordinator of the Coalition, made this disclosure during a press briefing held in the state capital, Channels Tv reports.
Charanchi made it clear that thousands of protesters will be mobilised if the school pupils are not rescued as soon as possible.
According to him, “We will like to state that if the government fails to rescue the missing students within the shortest time, we will not hesitate to embark on a protest until the students are fully rescued.
“This will happen even if it’s going to cost us our lives”.
Charanchi also condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for not visiting the affected school, despite being in the state for a private visit.
He further disclosed that the insurgent attack on the school exposes the weakness of the government and its lack of concern for the educational sector.
“The action of the government is inhuman, insensitive, ungodly and barbaric.
“We, therefore, call for an immediate closure of all boarding secondary schools and the immediate deployment of security personnel to all secondary schools within the state,” he added