- Parents of abducted students in Katsina state have urged the government to bring back their wards
- Some gunmen had on Friday, December 11, abducted over 500 schoolboys in the Kankara area of the state
- Governor Masari has, however, promised that the students would be rescued safely
Barely five days after tragedy befell them, the parents of the abducted Government Science Secondary School students in the Kankara area of Katsina state have converged on the premises of the school.
Channels TV reports that the parents were patiently waiting for their children to return as promised by the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari.
Legit.ng gathered that the parents have also been recounting their experiences as they continue to hope for the return of their children.
According to the report, two of the parents said they couldn’t sleep, adding that they would continue to be spending the night at the school until their children are rescued safely.
The media aide to Governor Masari reportedly said the bandits have warned that security operatives who were monitoring their hideouts with helicopter must stop the action.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP), on Tuesday, December 15, conducted a one-day national prayer for the safe return of the abducted students.
It was reported the religious group also prayed for wisdom for the leadership of the Nigerian armed forces in deploying strategic operations for the rescue of the students.
Bishop Garba while extending prayers to the families and relatives of the abducted students said it is also important for every Nigerian across the country and abroad to join NIFROP on this spiritual exercise against the plan of the devil.
In another report, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) called on the federal government to wake up and change the narrative of the security situation in the country.
The NUT in a statement signed by its secretary-general, Mike Ene, on Tuesday, December 15, said that if the government fails to do the needful, its members will go on a nationwide strike.
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