A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has alleged that the administration under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), created the abduction of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
She added that neither the President nor his government should be congratulated over the release of the schoolboys.
Ezekwesili, who is one of the Co-Conveners of the Bring Back Our Girls group which led the protests seeking for the release of over 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in Borno State, stated this on Friday night during an interview with Channels Television.
The former minister demanded that the Buhari regime explain to Nigerians exactly what happened in Kankara when gunmen on motorcycles stormed the school premises and kidnapped the students.
On Thursday night, the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, announced the release of the 344 schoolboys by bandits in Zamfara State.
Though Nigerians were delighted over the news of the released schoolboys, Ezekwesili said Buhari should be disgusted not commending himself.
She said, “For us to congratulate a government that created a problem and said it solved it? We shouldn’t be doing that. The society should learn how to hold people accountable. The President should be disgusted with what happened, not commending himself. What is he clapping for? Those children were put in harm’s way. And now he said he’s rescued them? Maybe the President sent the children on an excursion to terrorists so they can release children at will to him.
“He needs to tell us exactly what happened with the Kankara kids. There is a problem. This country should not be taken for a ride by President Buhari and his government. This is very unbecoming and the whole world is laughing at us. They think we are jokers. Many countries didn’t even bother to show that anything had happened in our country because they felt who are these people and what are they doing to themselves?”