Nigerian Senate Asks President to Declare State of Emergency Following Student Abductions

The Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency across the country in response to the recent student kidnapping at the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State.

The demand was part of the Senate’s resolution titled “Abduction of Students and Teachers of Government Science School Kagara: Need for urgent action” which was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa.

Musa said if no action was, the victims may be in danger despite Buhari claiming that he has already ordered security forces to “ensure the immediate and safe return of all the captives.”

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) also expressed support for the Senate call to declare a state of emergency on security in Nigeria.

“We call on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on the security situation in the country,” said the NUT.

The NUT added that the Kagara abduction has just occurred while the nation has not yet fully recovered from the abduction in the Katsina state.

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