Hours after the news that over 300 students were kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, many prominent Nigerians had given their view on what government needs to do to put an end to recurrent cases of kidnapping in the country.
The armed bandits have been the source of major security challenges in the Northern part of the country. Many innocent Nigerians have been kidnapped with ransom collected before they were released while some were not lucky to make it out of the kidnapper's den.
Those that made it back home have narrated the ugly experience they had in the hands of the kidnappers who have turned the criminal act into a money-spinning vocation.
The ugly pattern of kidnappers targeting educational institutions is becoming rampant and clearer as aforethought actions taken by the criminal elements.
It is quite surprising how kidnapping innocent children have become very lucrative that the primary target of kidnappers is to launch an attack against any nearby government secondary school.
The two-time governor of Kwara State and the Senate president of the 8th national assembly, Senator Bukola Saraki has revealed what he did after he got informed about the ugly incidence of kidnapping that happened in Zamfara State.
He said, "I just got off the phone with Governor Bello Matawalle. During the call, I commiserated with him over the abduction of over 300 young schoolgirls from Jangebe town in Zamfara and prayed that the young girls will soon be reunited with their families."
The decision of the former senate president to reach out to the state governor of Zamfara State is a good one and the prayer offered is more than needed.
As the security operatives are battling with series of security challenges across the different geopolitical zones in the country, a word of prayer may be needed to heat them to their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties across the nation.
While prayer is needed, the most important thing is that security operatives must become more active and find a tactical way of putting an end to the activities of armed bandits who have taken to kidnapping.
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