Aisha Buhari breaks silence over abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria

Aisha Buhari breaks silence over abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria

- Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has for the first time reacted to the mass school abductions which has been recorded in Nigeria

- Aisha disclosed why such a trend should not be allowed to continue

- The federal government has declared a no-fly zone in Zamfara over bandits' attacks

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has called on stakeholders to put an end to the mass abductions of women and girls by bandits and insurgents.

Aisha made the call in a statement she issued via her Twitter account to mark International Women’s Day.

Aisha Buhari breaks silence over abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari said challenges facing women and girls should be addressed. Photo: @aishambuhari
Source: Twitter

First Lady Aisha Buhari lamented the continuous mass abductions of women and girls, especially in the north.

She said:

“As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the victims and their families. I am also not unaware of the impact that these abductions could have in reverting many successes we have hitherto achieved, especially in terms of girl-child education and early marriages."

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While appreciating the efforts of women and girls in the fight against COVID-19, she noted the pandemic has had a huge impact on women, disrupted education, careers and proliferation of domestic violence.

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The First Lady commended women all over the world for their resilience, hard work, and commitment to the progress of humanity.

Aisha Buhari has been away from the country on a foreign trip.

In another report, Governor Bello Matawalle has revealed how a community in Zamfara state resisted an attack by bandits recently.

The governor who spoke through his deputy chief of staff, Bashir Maru, on Friday, March 5, said villagers in Ruwan Tofa community resisted and killed some of the bandits, who attacked them on Thursday, March 5.

According to the governor, Ruwan Tofa and a neighbouring village in Maru local government area of the state were attacked by the bandits.

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The Zamfara governor also alleged that some power-drunk politicians in the state who stay in Abuja were behind the incessant kidnappings in the state.

PM News reports that the governor vowed to arrest any politician who enters the state with the intention to use thugs to foment trouble. gathered that he said nobody that can claim to be above the law of the land, saying that he had drawn a battle line with the enemies of peace in the state.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.


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