- Parents in Nigeria are worried about cases of kidnappings in schools across the country
- The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said parents have cause to be worried
- Nwajiuba noted that every Nigeria has a role to play in promoting nationwide security
The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says he is concerned over the safety of his children in public schools in Nigeria.
Nwajiuba made the statement when speaking about securing school children in an interview on Channels TV’s programme, Politics Today.
The minister stated that he is as worried as any Nigerian parent would over the security challenges in the country.
‘’Well, Seun (the interviewer) I would tell you thoroughly speaking that I am as the next parent, all my children are in public schools in Nigeria so I can tell You no father, no mother would want this.''
The minister noted that President Muhammadu Buhari is also worried about the threat to security in schools.
He assured Nigerians that the current administration is making efforts to make academic institutions safe.
Meanwhile, suspected gunmen have abducted some students during an attack on a private university in Kaduna state on the night of Tuesday, April 20.
Channels TV reported that the academic institution, Green Field University, is located along the Kaduna–Abuka highway in Chikun local government area of the state.
According to the report, the latest incident is the first major attack that bandits would be launching on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja highway since 300 female soldiers were deployed to the area in January.
The students were reportedly abducted on Tuesday night, April 20, after gunmen stormed the university located along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Sani in a statement via his official Twitter handle described the abduction of the students as another tragedy.