The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 25 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the abduction of female students in the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State,
The former Vice president said in a series of tweets via his handle on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday.
Abubakar, who described the abduction incidents as “unfortunate,” added that Nigerian citizens have continued to live in fear despite the “huge investment in national defense.”
He tweeted, “The news of the invasion of the Federal University of Gusau and the abduction of a number of students by bandits who were also said to have invaded the Sabon-Gida community in the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State is very unfortunate.
“It is equally regrettable that despite the huge investment in national defense, Nigerians have continued to live in a state of insecurity as terrorists, militants, and bandits have continued to ride roughshod over our communities.”
Abubakar showed sympathy to the victims of the incident while urging security agencies to rescue those remaining in captivity, by putting an end to the acts of “barbarism, banditry and brigandage.”
He added, “The recent kidnap is one incident too many. While I sympathise with the victims of this incident, I commend the security agencies for being able to rescue some of them. I also charge the security agencies to step up efforts to rescue those still in captivity and put an end to these acts of barbarism, banditry and brigandage that has continued put our compatriots in a state of perpetual fear and anguish.”
President Bola Tinubu on Sunday had ordered security operatives to rescue the remaining Zamfara students.