A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has raised alarm over the frequent reports of abduction, assault and murder of Nigerian school children.
Recently, Hanifa Abubakar, a 5-year-old was kidnapped and murdered by her school proprietor.
Also, Sylvester Oromoni died in November 2021, after he was allegedly bullied by five schoolmates of Dowen College.
Saraki in commemoration of the International Day of Education urged Nigerians to do better in protecting children in schools.
On his Twitter page, Saraki wrote: “As a father, over the past few months, I have struggled to contain my grief and anger regarding the frequency of reports of assaults, abductions, and even murder of young Nigerian school children.
“It is clear that our schools are no longer as secure.
“As we commemorate #InternationalDayOfEducation, all of us in Nigeria must find it in ourselves to say a prayer for the families of Hanifa, Sylvester, Keren and all others.
“Today should be dedicated to them and should serve as a painful reminder that we must all do better.”