PTA cry out over incessant bandits attacks on schools in the North
..Urges Govt to secure schools.
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The national President, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Nigeria, Mr Haruna Danjuma has called on states and federal government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency bring an end to the increased attack on schools by bandits and terrorists in northern region.
Danjuma made the called during an interview with the journalists in kaduna following the incessant attacked on schools and Abduction of teachers and pupils on the region.
While he stressed the need for federal government to team up all the security forces like police ,military, Civil defence and para-military to halt activities of bandit kidnapping Nigerian student demanding for ransom, he noted that the action has become a big threat to the educational sector of all Nigerian student most especially those residing in rural communities.
“We condemned in totality all the activities of bandit,kidnappers and terrorist attacking our schools.
“We want government to secure all our schools with security to avert kindappers evacuating students from schools to forestry demanding for Ransom”
He recalled the kidnapped of Chibok Girls, Dapci katsina student, Niger state and now kaduna, adding that insecurity challenges has caused a serious set back to the north and the country at large.
He lamented that students of federal college of forestry and mechanization are still in their hands demanding for 500millions naira to be released.
He said, “this afternoon ,we had another bad and schocking news, that Gunmen abduct primary school students,including teachers at Birnin-Gwari local Government of Kaduna “We are appealed to federal Government to help us bring an end to insecurity challenges that is now affecting our educational system”, he said.
“There is need for collective effort by both communities and security agancies toward bringing an end to the rising insecurity challenges affecting our educational systems
“Both states and federal government with local vigilantes has to teem up together with the aims of bringing an end to the kidnapped on schools students
He also recalled that over the weekend armed men attempted to kidnap more students in Kaduna state Ikara government science schools and Turkish international schools.
Similarly foundation for the protection of women and childrens in Nigeria has called on the state government to provide enough security to secured schools
Hajiya Ramatu, Tijjani the fouder of the NGO also stressed the need for the Government to engaged local hunters and coalition of JTF toward bringing an end to all the insecurity disturbing peace stability in the country
She recalled that the north has the highest number of out of school students,in the country,and with the increase attacked many childrens would be afraid of going to schools in the future,hence the need to bring an end to this menace.