Former Abia state gubernatorial aspirant, Dr. Emeka Kalu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the nation defence military chiefs and ensure the kidnapped science students in Kankara, Katsina state returned alive.
Kalu who is also the National Coordinator of People’s Democratic Party Coalition in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday said the action of the bandits against innocent school children was unacceptable.
Kalu added that the security agencies should immediately swing into action with a view not only to rescuing the missing students but also apprehend the perpetrators and make them face the consequences of their action.
The PDP chieftain described the development as an unfortunate reminder of the terrorists’ attacks, with the slaughtering of over 70 rice fields farmers in the area of Zabarmari village, Borno State still fresh in the memory of Nigerians.
He said the attack on innocent school children is not only cowardly but also callous and a crime against humanity, prohibited under the international humanitarian law.
Kalu noted with regret that the action of the bandits totally affects Nigeria’s effort towards enhancement of child education and development.
While commiserating with parents of the children and victims of the incessant killings in the North in particular and the country in general, the PDP leader called on the bandits to lay down their arms and release those in their custody.
According to the PDP leader, the attack on the school was a further confirmation that the security situation in the country was not getting better, hence the need to immediately rejigged the nation’s security architecture beginning with the sack of service chiefs.
He condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for his very slow commitment to addressing security challenges in the country.
He emphasized that the president should immediately rejigged the security architecture of the country beginning with the sack of service chiefs who he noted, had become exhausted to face the increasingly worsening security situation.
“The news of the kidnapped students of Government Science College, Kankara is regrettable and embarrassing.
“There’s need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.
“Those responsible for these terrorist attacks should be held accountable.
“Let me express my profound condolences to the families and friends of those kidnapped by these heinous acts of banditry and terrorism.
“The President must act urgently to rescue these innocent students”, he said.