Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice-President of Nigeria, has condemned the abduction of students of Government secondary schools in Kaya, Zamfara State.
DAILY POST reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits on Wednesday attacked a Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted 73 students.
Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer confirmed that the attack was carried out on the school at about 11:22am by a large number of bandits.
Atiku on Twitter said it is now time to have a School Protection Standby Unit deployed exclusively to protect schools in areas prone to attacks
”I am saddened by reports of yet another abduction of students in Zamfara. For a region that’s playing catch-up in the critical area of education, this continued assault on the bedrock of our development is not acceptable.
”Perhaps the time has come to have a School Protection Standby Unit deployed exclusively to protect schools in areas prone to these attacks. If we don’t take preemptive actions, I fear that education in the already disadvantaged regions may suffer irreversible losses.
”Meanwhile, I hope that no effort will be spared for a speedy recovery of the students.”