The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development condemned the recent attack and abduction of 73 students in Zamfara State, North-west Nigeria.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, expressed her displeasure over the incident that occurred just after the North-western Governors announced a new policy to cut off the supply of essential commodities to bandits operating from forests in the States.
Umar-Farouq sympathised with the Zamfara State Government, the School and the parents of the abducted students.
She hoped for the safety of the students, and promised that adequate measures are being taken by relevant security agencies to ensure the safe rescue of the kidnapped students.
She, however, urged State Governments and school authorities to provide adequate security in all schools across the country to avoid future occurrences.
The Minister further pledged the readiness of the Ministry to provide any humanitarian assistance that may be required in the affected villages.
Nigeria is a country with military power but appears weak as such events as these have become rampant under the present leadership of president Buhari, who seem not motivated to order the army against such actions as these. Therefore they keep reoccurring as the bandits are getting away with it.