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Parents of abducted Kebbi students losing faith in gov’t

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Parents of abducted students of Federal Government College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State said they have lost faith in the government in securing the release of their children.
The students have been in captivity for 87 days now.
Bandits numbering about 150 had invaded the school in broad daylight and abducted over 90 students as well as three members of the staff.
Musa Suleman, a father to one of the abducted students of the school, said he had lost faith in the Kebbi State and federal governments for failure to secure the release of the students who had been kidnapped and kept in captivity for about three months now.
He stressed that the state government had made several unfulfilled promises for the release of their wards.
Suleman, who said the government was insensitive to their plight, stressed that if the students abducted were children of those in government, they would have been released by now.
He said, “Government made about four to five promises to us that they would secure the release of our children, but on all occasions, none could be fulfilled.
“We lost faith in them. If not the bandits have stood their ground that they would only negotiate with the government.
“We are ready to dispose of all our possessions in as much as our children will walk to freedom.”
Wasiu Abdulraheem, whose only child was among those in captivity, said he was ready to go to any extent to secure the release of his daughter.
He said since his daughter was kidnapped he had been having psychological trauma.
Abdulraheem, who spoke to our reporter in a laden voice, said since his daughter was abducted, he had been battling with high blood pressure.
He appealed to all to come to their aid by facilitating the release of their children.
“Since my daughter was abducted about three months now, it has been a life of psychological torture.
“I hardly sleep at night. I can any longer concentrate on my business as I have started becoming so incoherent while dealing with people,” he said.
When contacted, the Special Adviser on Security to the governor, Col. Rabiu Garba Kamba (rtd), said the government was on top of the situation as it would not rest on its oars until the kidnapped students regain their freedom.
He said, “Government is not relenting; it is exploiting all possible avenues for ensuring these children were released and reunited with their families.”

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