In response to the recent abduction of students from Federal University Gusau, the Coalition of Northern Groups Students’ Wing (CNG-SW) has demanded immediate action to ensure the safe release of the kidnapped students and enhanced security measures to safeguard educational institutions.
CNG-SW, a collective organisation representing Northern Nigerian students both within the nation and abroad, released a statement condemning the heart-wrenching abduction this weekend
The group condemned the audacious act of violence that led to the abduction of students from Gusau University.
The coalition called upon the government to take swift and decisive action to secure the safe release of the abducted students.
Part of the statement read:
“We demand the government mobilise all necessary resources and collaborate with relevant security agencies to rescue the abducted students without further delay. Time is of the essence, and every effort must be made to ensure their prompt and safe return.
“The trauma and anguish endured by the affected students, their families, and the entire education community cannot be overstated. We stand in solidarity with them and vow to do everything we can to support their cause.
“Furthermore, we urge the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to lend its voice to this cause and actively engage with the government to ensure our educational institutions are safe for students and staff. The safety of our students should be a top priority for all stakeholders in the education sector.
“We also call on state governments to collaborate with the federal government in devising strategies to safeguard our schools. We also demand the establishment of a Mini Military Barrack that will provide adequate security cover and 24/7 surveillance for the Federal University, Gusau, and its host community.
“We also demand the deployment of adequate and well-equipped troops to the Barrack. Similarly, we request the Upgrade of the Police and NSCDC outpost to a divisional station with adequate personnel and sophisticated Weapons to foil attacks and prevent subsequent invasion.”