Following the abduction of at least 333 students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, the Coalition of Northern Group says its state chapters will trek to Daura, in Katsina State, the country home of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd), to protest.
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The CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said his members would storm the President’s residence on Monday (today) and remain there till the 333 missing students were rescued.
He said, “Our state chapters are also embarking on a long trek to Daura in Katsina State to demand immediate action from Buhari who is currently in Daura.
“The Kano CNG will take off from Dambatta in solidarity with the Katsina chapter to link up with the Jigawa contingent at Kazaure from where they will join the Kano team at Mashi and proceed on the great trek to Daura for the long wait in front of Buhari’s country home.”
Mr. Suleiman also said the group was aggrieved by the renewed attack of bandits on northerners.
“The daring kidnap of hundreds of school children in Katsina only goes to confirm the series of warnings raised by the CNG that thousands of our fellow citizens in the north have virtually been abandoned to armed criminals and a vicious insurgency,” he stated.
On Friday night, bandits had stormed the school and abducted the students after a gun battle with the police.
Due to the attack, all secondary schools in the state have been shut.
Kankara residents also protested the abduction of the students on Sunday, demanding the speedy release by the authorities.