The Coalition for Peace and National Security on Saturday criticised the attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State by bandits describing it as a sad reminder of the terrorists’ attacks on Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State and Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State.
While labeling the action of the bandits as unacceptable, the CPNS urged security agencies to immediately swing into action with a view to rescuing the missing students and apprehending the perpetrators.
The CPNS which bared its mind in a statement by its national coordinator, Dr. Mohammed Maigoro and national secretary, Tunde Funsho, said the attack on school children was not only cowardly but also callous and a crime against humanity, prohibited under the international humanitarian law.
The organization said with regret that the action of the bandits had totally affected Nigeria’s effort towards the enhancement of girl child education and development.
The statement reads, “We received the news of the attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, where at least 600 out of 800 students of the school are reportedly missing with shock.
“This latest action by bandits is a sad reminder of the past similar ones on Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State and Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State that left some students dead and others missing.
“This attack on innocent school children is not only cowardly but also callous and a crime against humanity, prohibited under the international humanitarian law.
“We urge security agencies to immediately swing into action in not only rescuing the missing students but also apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime,”the group said.
“This latest development is a yet another confirmation that the country is porous without security and given this bad situation, we wish to without any hesitation join the clarion call on our dear President, Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately rejig the nation’s security architecture beginning with the sack of service chiefs who apart from overstaying in office, have become exhausted to face the increasingly worsening security situation of our country”.