The National Association of Nigerian Students has condemned the abduction of 105 female pupils of Government Science Technical School, Dapchi, Yobe State.
The association, in a statement issued on Monday by its President, Chinonso Obasi, warned that the Dapchi abduction saga “should not be a cover up” for the long awaited return of the remaining pupils of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, who were abducted four years ago by the Book Haram insurgents.
Obasi challenged the security agencies to team up and rescue the girls, saying that NANS would join in efforts aimed at securing their freedom.
Obasi said, “The psychology of the Nigerian people, particularly students, was once again tested by terrorists when another abduction was carried out on innocent school girls.
“We condemn this act of abduction of innocent Nigerian pupils who, in their quest for the acquisition of knowledge for self and national development, are daily threatened by insurgents.
“We are pained by the near total neglect of the education sector by successive governments at all levels leading to these unbearable terrorism.
“It is unfortunate, barbaric and wicked to resort to abduction of students who have no hand in the sorry state we all have found ourselves as a people and nation.”