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Senate seeks immediate rescue of abducted Zamfara students

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
26 September 2023   |   2:41 am
The Senate has called on security agencies in the country to facilitate the immediate rescue of the students of Federal University, Gusau (Federal University, Gusau (FUGUS), Zamfara State, who were kidnapped by bandits on Friday.
Nigeria Senate

Nigeria Senate

Matawalle condemns abduction

The Senate has called on security agencies in the country to facilitate the immediate rescue of the students of Federal University, Gusau (Federal University, Gusau (FUGUS), Zamfara State, who were kidnapped by bandits on Friday.

  
This was as the Minister of State for Defence, Mohammed Matawalle, condemned the abduction of the students.  Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Abdulaziz Yar’Adua (APC, Katsina Central), in a statement, yesterday, lamented the incessant killing and kidnapping by bandits, calling on the government to take the release of the abducted students as priority.
  
“This is a moment that demands swift and decisive action. We cannot underestimate the trauma and anguish that these young girls and their families are experiencing right now. It is our duty as leaders to prioritise their safety and well-being above all else.
  
“The recent kidnapping of more than 24 innocent students of Federal University of Gusau, particularly the young girls, is not just another unfortunate incident, but a clear indication that the insecurity plaguing our country has reached alarming levels.”

WHILE condemning the act, Matawalle sympathised with the parents, the academic community and the citizens of Zamfara for the tragic abduction. He said: “I share in your pain and strongly condemn this reprehensible act carried out by suspected bandits.”
  
Calling on the nation’s security forces to intensify efforts and deploy every available resource for the safe return of the abducted students, he said all hands must be on deck in securing the release of the students.

“As part of President Bola Tinubu’s eight-point agenda of strengthening national security for peace and prosperity, I will work to secure the release of the abducted students,” he said.
  
Matawalle said air and ground components of the military had already been massively deployed within the state, as every measure will be taken to protect life and property in Nigeria. He further assured the citizenry of the Federal Government’s commitment to providing security.

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