The minister of women affairs has condemned in strongest terms the abduction of hundreds students in Kankara local government of Katsina State.
A statement personally signed by the minister and made available to FACT-CHECKNEWS.COM, Tallen said, she received the news of the abduction with shock and trepidation.
” It is so shocking to hear that young students who innocently went to pursue a brighter future for themselves by seeking Education in Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, were attacked by gunmen with some still missing.
” We condemn this abominable act. Education is a right of every Nigerian and all must be supported to go to school.
” This act by these mindless individuals is truly an unacceptable trend, moreso, when it is coming on the heels of our just concluded 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, is worthy of condemnation.
” Therefore, on behalf of all Nigerian Women and Children whose mandate falls within the purview of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, I want to state that we stand in solidarity with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Government and People of Katsina State and all parents whose children and wards are still missing.
” As a mother, I feel your pains and I share in your grief.
Let me again assure you that this administration will not rest on its oars to bring about sanity in our Nation’s Polity,” the minister said.