Abuja, 07 January, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the country’s government to ensure there is an end to cases of the abduction of school-going children in the West African nation this year.
The Vice Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the Northern region said another school abduction in 2022 would mean the government has “completely fallen” and surrendered to “bandits who are offshoots of Boko Haram.”
“School children abductions must be stopped from happening this year. If the government does not take measures to stop school abduction, then the government would have completely fallen and given in to the bandits who are offshoots of Boko Haram,” Rev. Joseph Ayahab has been quoted as saying in The Punch Monday, January 3 report.
According to the CAN official, the bandits who do not believe in Western education abduct school-going children not because of money, but to discourage them from going to school.
“We may not understand the implication of their actions until many years later,” Rev. Ayahab says in reference to the kidnapping of school-going children in Nigeria.