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Kidnapping School Children Now Lucrative Business, Causing Problems in North – Shehu Sani

Posted by Thandiubani on Fri 08th Mar, 2024 - tori.ng

Terrorists had on Thursday morning, stormed LGEA Primary School, Kuriga (1), Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnapped about 285 pupils and teachers.

 
Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has cried out following the abduction of over 200 school pupils and teachers from a school in Kaduna state.
 
Speaking on Friday, he described the kidnapping of school children by terrorists in northern Nigeria as a lucrative business.
 
Sani said kidnappers use it to blackmail government into paying huge ransom, adding that kidnappers know it will evoke public sympathy for the pupils as pressure will be mounted on the government to bow to their demands.
 
Terrorists had on Thursday morning, stormed LGEA Primary School, Kuriga (1), Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnapped about 285 pupils and teachers.
 
Recall that the incident happened at about 8:20 am immediately after the morning assembly.
 
Sani said many parents in rural areas will now be afraid to allow their children to go to school, pointing that the development is a serious problem for basic education in northern Nigeria.
 
He said: “The kidnapping of school children by terrorists in Northern Nigeria is a lucrative business. They use it to blackmail government for huge payment of ransom.

“They know that it will evoke public sympathy for the pupils and pressure will be mounted on the government to bow to their demands. Many parents in rural areas are now afraid of allowing their children to go to school. This is a serious problem for basic education in Northern Nigeria.

“Though this tragic incident happened, there is a significant drop in the occurrence of such attacks on schools compared to its frequency under the last administration.”
 


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