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March 9, 2024

Abduction of IDPs, students is against values of humanity — FG

Abduction of IDPs, students is against values of humanity — FG

The Federal Government has condemned the abduction of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, at Wurge community in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State by a group of armed ISWAP terrorists.

Equally, the government flawed the abduction of school-age children at Government Secondary School (GSS) Kuriga in Gwagwada District, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, by a group of bandits.

Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, described the abductions as “utterly unacceptable and go against all the fundamental values of humanity.”

He made the point in a statement today, Saturday.

According to the minister, “The government stands resolutely against any form of violence or coercion targeted at innocent civilians, especially the most vulnerable among us.

“Our children deserve to seek education in conditions devoid of harm or threat of harm, and any threat to their security is a direct attack on the future of our country.”

He noted that President Bola Tinubu had directed security agencies to swiftly ensure the safe return of all abducted persons, and the arrest of the perpetrators.

“The government will spare no effort in our pursuit of justice for the victims and in our determination to hold perpetrators of such heinous acts accountable to the full extent of the law.

“The public is urged to remain calm but vigilant and to provide any relevant information that may assist the security agencies.

“Collective action and solidarity are essential if we are to effectively combat the menace of banditry, insurgency, and insecurity in our country.

“Furthermore, the government reaffirms its unwavering commitment to protecting the lives and property of citizens, and will continue to work very hard to ensure that the capacity of criminals to launch these attacks is constantly and irreversibly degraded.”

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