A gaggle, Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria (CSWN), has stated that it’s deeply involved that 4 faculty kids and their trainer, who had been forcefully kidnapped by armed males from their faculty in August, proceed to be held in captivity.
The enchantment was contained in a press release signed by its Press Officer, Reuben Buhari, who gave their names as Ezra Bako, 17; Miracle Saitu Danjuma, 15; Favour Danjuma, 10; Happiness Odoji, 16 and their trainer, Miss Christiana Madugu, 29, who had been kidnapped on 24 August from Prince Academy College in Damba-Kasanya, Chikun Native Authorities Space (LGA), Kaduna State, as they’d gathered there to put in writing their Junior Secondary College (JSS) examinations.
The agricultural faculty, located round 30 km east of Kaduna metropolis, was attacked round 7: 30 am.
Gunmen rode into the village on bikes, capturing sporadically, and kidnapped the trainer and the 4 after killing a younger man named Benjamin Auta whose home was near the varsity.
“In addition they burnt down the neighborhood’s Baptist’s Church as they left the village,” the assertion stated.
The assertion additional stated that it’s dismayed that 39 days later, these younger kids – three ladies, one boy – whose solely crime was searching for to advance their schooling, are nonetheless being held together with their trainer by kidnappers who’ve allegedly refused to launch them regardless of the cost of some ransom cash by members of the family.
CSWN, subsequently, referred to as on the Nigerian authorities, and notably the Kaduna State Authorities, to take pressing motion to make sure the immediate launch of those faculty kids and their trainer, who’ve now been held in inhospitable situations for over a month.
The Chief Working Officer of CSWN, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu, commenting on the continued plight of the varsity kids and their trainer stated: “The truth that these kids and their trainer have been held in inhumane situations since August and regardless of funds by their households underlines the pressing want for the Kaduna state authorities and the safety businesses to deploy all its sources and manpower to expedite their launch.
“Their persevering with captivity in such appalling circumstances is a tragic indictment of the failure of the authorities to guard probably the most weak in society.
“CSWN empathizes with the dad and mom of the kids and the trainer’s household, and we’re praying for a swift finish to their ordeal and to that of different households whose family members are in captivity on account of the present ranges of insecurity within the nation.
“These abductions additionally underline the important want for these in authority to create a secure academic setting for kids with the intention to guarantee the fitting to schooling for all, consistent with Nigeria’s obligations below nationwide, regional and worldwide legal guidelines.”