The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) while reacting to the recent waves of kidnappings in the country, has called on the Federal Government to treat kidnappers as criminals.
NANS President, Comrade Sunday Asefon who spoke on behalf of the union added that the Federal Government need to review his security apparatus citing that the kidnappings of staffs and students are unacceptable.
The NANS President also added that the union won’t allow armed bandits and other terrorist groups in the country destroy education in the school such that schools will then become a “no go area”
Mr Asefon said all these and more in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.
This has become one case too many and the fact that this kidnap happens without any form of opposition from the security apparatus calls for serious concern,” he said.
The event of recent time has made it expedient for the government to change its approach to the scourge of school kidnap especially in the North, it is therefore imperative for the kidnappers to be declared as terrorists and treated as such.
NANS under my leadership will not just fold our arms while these enemies of the nation are allowed to shatter the very fabrics of our educational system and make our schools a no-go area.
It is therefore in our mutual interest to realistically design a new approach to fighting this coward terrorism against our very vulnerable school kids,” he said.