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Obi decries Nigeria’s worsening insecurity, says abduction of school children unacceptable

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Obi also said that it was curious the situation in Kaduna State with the highest number of military and other security institutions in the country

By Valentine Amanze

The Labour Party (LP) flagbearer in the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has decried the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.

Obi said that it was unacceptable that Nigerian children would not be allowed to learn in a secure environment because of criminals.

Besides, the Anambra State former governor called on the relevant authorities to ensure that children go to school and learn in a conducive atmosphere, while the citizens at the sametime worship their creator and go about their businesses without hindrance.

Obi, in his X handle, @PeterObi, lamented the killings and kidnappings in Nigeria.

His words: “Just yesterday, I was lamenting the horrible spate of killings, terror attacks, and abductions in the country, while calling for more concerted efforts to combat the menace.

“We are again confronted with the ugly news of the abduction of over 200 pupils and students plus a teacher of local primary and junior secondary schools in Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, and an attack on a Mosque in the same Kaduna, on Friday.”

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 Obi also said that it was curious the situation in Kaduna State with the highest number of military and other security institutions in the country.

“While every effort should be directed towards the safe release of the children, better security measures need to be implemented to avoid future occurrences.

“Insecurity has continued to bear down on every sector of our national existence. Its negative impact on education will be more devastating for the nation.

“We are already contending with an army of over 18 million out-of-school children, arising from the closure of schools due to insecurity. Further attacks on schools will only aggravate these numbers, drive more children into the streets, and add to the insecurity situation of the country.

“I again appeal to the government, both state and federal, to explore all possible means to ensure the safe release of the abducted school children. I urge every Nigerian to continue to work and pray for the nation so that we can collectively conquer our challenges.

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