- Sultan of Sokoto has advised Buhari to relieve all the service chiefs of their jobs
- Some gunmen had on Friday, December 11, abducted about 600 students in Katsina
- The monarch said that the incident revealed lapses in the country's security architectures
Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the president-general of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Sultan of Sokoto, has condemned the abduction of the Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kankara’s students in Katsina state.
Daily Nigerian reports that the Sultan, in a statement issued on Monday, December 14, by the JNI secretary-general, Khalid Aliyu, said the development pointed to lapses in Nigeria’s security architecture that needs to be urgently addressed
Legit.ng gathered that he noted the abduction is one tragedy too many, especially coming on the heels of the infamous Zabarmari massacre.
He lamented that the boldness of the bandits to carry out the abduction on the day the president arrived in Katsina state on a private visit is to further test the resolve of his government.
The group, however, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the calls from Nigerians to revamp the security architecture and address the nation.
“There are insinuations that for pecuniary benefits, some top echelon among the security operatives don’t want the insecurity to end. If not, how can one explain the movement of the bandits in their hundreds on motorcycles without being detected."
He said that what baffles JNI the most is the government’s inability to locate the enemy’s actual enclave, the focal point of their strength and to devote all available means to rout them out or incapacitate them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency again stated that out of the over 300 students abducted by suspected bandits in Kankara local government area of Katsina state, only 10 students are still in the den of the kidnappers.
It was reported that Garba Shehu, senior media and publicity aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, made this confirmation in a tweet on Monday, December 14, amid national outrage over the abduction the students on Friday, December 11.
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