By Abdulrofiu Agboola,Osogbo
The Osun State Chapter of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has condemned the recent kidnap of some students of Igbonla Senior and Junior Model College in Epe, Lagos state recently.
This was contained in a release signed by the Chairperson of the Association, Mrs. Toyin Adeoye and made available to CityMirrorNews in Osogbo.
Adeoye decried the increasing spate of kidnapping in schools, saying it is high time to find lasting solution to the menace.
According to her, the spate of kidnapping is becoming worrisome in Nigeria as this heinous act had posed danger not only to national peace but to diplomatic tendency.
She added, “as a matter of fact all hands must be on deck to avert this evil act. We must all rise to put an end to this criminal offence.
“Kidnapping of pupils and students in schools are becoming unbearable as this criminal act portends great danger for education sector.
Calling for the immediate release of the kidnapped students and the school principal, Adeoye said no effort must be spared to rescue the victims from captivity.
She also called for an enhanced and adequate security in the country especially in school locations, saying a nation can only grow when her citizens are secured.
Describing security as a duty of all, NAWOJ Chairperson said, “it remains sacrosanct for all and sundry to keep eye on the happenings around us”.
She said children are the future of the nation which according to her need to be protected without negotiation.
Adeoye then called on government to step up security around schools and the country at large in order to guide against similar recurrence.
It would be recalled that two secondary school students and the principal of Igbo Nla Model College in Epe, Lagos state were recently abducted by unknown militants armed with guns.
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