Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that school kidnapping by bandits also takes place in the most developed countries in the world.
The Minister said this while being interviewed on Channels Television on the rising insecurity in Nigeria.
In recent times, the rate of kidnapping and banditry has been on a rise in Nigeria, with Kasina and Niger state both experience high profile school kidnapping incidents.
Speaking on the developments, Lai Mohammed averred that terrorist don’t live by the rules of government and are interested in soft targets, alleged that there were kidnapping incidents in at least 4 schools in the United States in 2020.
Mohammed noted that kidnapping of school children attracts more global attention and that is why kidnappers engage in them. He further stated that what matters most to him is intelligence gathering as Nigeria cannot turn all its schools to barracks.
The minister who disclosed that the current administration has considered moving students to schools where there are security, also recalled how suicide bombers were attacking places of worship in the country few years ago.