School abductions: Education sector, future of our children under attack — Reps.
Continued attacks and abductions of school children especially the female ones have put the education sector and the future of our wards under serious jeopardy, members of the House of Representatives said Thursday.
Speaking through the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, the members also lamented the deplorable infrastructure in various primary and secondary schools across the country, urging the state governments to wake up to their responsibilities.
A statement from the chairman of the House Committee, Professor Julius O. Ihonvbere who also represents the Owan Federal Constituency of Edo State stated that the invasions and unabating kidnappings of school children have constituted a huge embarrassment to Nigeria.
Sunday Igboho declares Yoruba Independence.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho has declared the ‘Yoruba Nation’, claiming that South-Western states are no longer a part of Nigeria.
He made the declaration on Wednesday evening during a conference in Ibadan, Oyo state.
According to him, it was high time for Yoruba to declare the race a sovereign nation.
Igboho urged all Yoruba indigenes who are resident in Hausa/Fulani or Igbo states, to return home before war breaks out.He added that any Yoruba king that denied backing the movement to liberate the South-west will not ‘see the light of the next day.’
ICYMI: Nigeria economically attractive to kidnappers.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, says Nigeria is economically attractive to kidnappers in the Sahel region of Africa.
Countries in the Sahel region of Africa include Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan and Eritrea.Masari, who is also the Chairman of the North-West Governors’ Forum, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.
The governor said the security situation in the country has improved since the emergence of the All Progressives Congress government at the centre in 2015.
Military Will Soon Crush Bandits, Kidnappers In North West – Air Force Chief.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, on Wednesday vowed that kidnapping and banditry in the North West will soon be over.
Speaking during an operational visit to the Nigerian Airforce Base in Kaduna State, he warned the criminals to prepare for the worst.
He stated that the military would go after bandits and kidnappers in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to bring back sanity and allow farmers to go to their farms without fear.
Amao gave an assurance that the military was ready to deal decisively with bandits, terrorists, and other criminals disturbing the peace in the country.
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