School kidnapping takes place in US, different developed international locations —Lai Mohammed
School kidnapping takes place in US, different developed international locations. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the kidnapping of scholars is just not a peculiar crime to Nigeria, including that essentially the most developed international locations of the world together with the United States additionally expertise college kidnapping.
Mohammed acknowledged this on Monday whereas that includes on Channels Television’s ‘News Night’ monitored by The PUNCH.
The minister additionally insisted that the federal government wouldn’t pay ransom to safe the discharge of the kidnapped college students and members of workers of Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State. He added that the federal government was using kinetic and non-kinetic means to make sure the discharge of the abductees.
Mohammed mentioned, “Even in essentially the most developed international locations of this world, college kidnapping takes place. Last 12 months, within the US, all of us witnessed three of 4 college kidnappings, and that’s in in all probability probably the most developed international locations on this planet.
“The factor about terrorism is that the terrorists don’t reside by your individual guidelines and they’re particularly desirous about mushy targets. They know that what’s going to get international consideration is kidnapping college youngsters.
“We should be cautious; we are able to’t flip all our colleges into barracks. What is essential is intelligence gathering, surveillance fairly than the bodily presence of the troopers or policemen.
“We are dealing with people who don’t think like me and you, we are dealing with people who don’t have any rules of engagement, we are dealing with people whose motivation is completely different from mine and yours. And anywhere in the world, this is how terrorists operate but the most important thing is to learn from what is happening and adapt.”
The PUNCH had reported that some college students and workers of Kagara had been kidnapped when bandits stormed the varsity final Wednesday. A scholar was additionally reportedly killed by the bandits through the assault.
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, had ordered the fast closure of all boarding colleges within the bandit-ravaged areas.
The Senate had additionally requested the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to declare a state of emergency on safety with out additional delay.
Wednesday’s assault occurred a number of months after bandits kidnapped over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State.
The incident occurred in December precisely on the identical day the President visited his dwelling city in Daura, additionally in Katsina.
The lads had been, nonetheless, launched some six days later however it wasn’t clear whether or not ransom was paid or to not safe their freedom.
Aside from Kankara and Kagara, non-state actors had additionally kidnapped a whole lot of secondary college women from Chibok, in Borno State; and Dapchi in Yobe State. Some of them ultimately regained freedom whereas numerous them had been detained within the enclaves of their abductors and sexual abusers.