As Nigerian expect the safe return of the recently kidnapped boys , Parents and guardians of the abducted schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina State, said they are disappointed with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari, who they say have failed to ensure security in the state.
EKOCITYMAGAZINE reported how the gunmen attacked a public school in Kankara and abducted 333 students, according to figures by the state governor, Mr Masari.
According to residents, militants came in large numbers on motorbikes and invaded the school’s premises around 11 p.m. on Friday night while shooting sporadically, thereafter, abducted over 300 students from the school.
The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, while leading a federal government delegation on a sympathy visit, assured parents of the missing children that the students will be rescued soon.
However, many apprehensive parents who trooped to the school premise anticipating the release of their wards as promised by the government are lamenting that the government has failed in its mandate to protect the lives of its citizens.
In an interview conducted by PREMIUM TIMES, a mother, Murjanatu Goma, from Danja local government, said they are holding the government to their word that they would rescue the children soon, even though, days after, they are still waiting at the school premises.
Mrs Goma, said her son, Muhammad Ibrahim, was among those abducted.
“We have paid our dues to this administration because we are at the forefront during elections supporting them, I spent over N1,000 making phone calls to my Yoruba friends in Lagos, happily informing them about Buhari’s victory in the election.”
“Unfortunately, those people are now calling back and mocking me about insecurity and my support for the administration, which later resulted in the abduction of my child. Which is why I said we are disappointed with Buhari and Governor Masari’s administration,” Mrs Goma said.
She added that “since when my son was abducted, I have been paying N1,350 coming to Kankara from Danja hoping to be reunited with my son. I am pleading with the authorities to please secure the release of our children because we are having sleepless nights.”
Another mother, Binta Ketare-Maiwaina, said, “may Allah punish those responsible for the abduction of the innocent children