The Centre for Democracy and Development in Nigeria is calling for the unconditional release of the students abducted from Government Secondary School (GSS) Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
Citing the similar incidents including the kidnapping of the Chibok girls in 2014, the Centre noted that the callous act of abducting school children has to stop, adding that children and their parents cannot continue to live in fear in their pursuit of education and a better life.
The Centre for Democracy and Development also joined calls for the immediate declaration of a State of Emergency, adding that the Senate should act, rather than making a similar demand.
Austin Aigbe is a senior program officer with the CDD in Nigeria. He spoke to WADR’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson