39 Abducted Students: Aggrieved Parents, Coalition Of Northern Groups To Stage Peaceful Demonstration


By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna

A joint peaceful mass protests of parents of 39 abducted students of Federal College of Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, and Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) will be organised in two days to force government action in releasing the children if the students are not rescued.
The CNG spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in a statement after a meeting with the affected parents said, “lt was agreed that a joint front for a prolonged struggle be formed to to initiate sustained peaceful mass protests to force government action if the students are not rescued in the coming two days.”
Worried by the prolonged inaction by government, according to the statement, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), reached out to the estranged peasant parents of the 39 students of  Federal College of Mechanization, Kaduna who have been abandoned in captivity for more than three weeks now.

According to the statement, the CNG expressed sympathy with the parents and students of the Institute who are mainly from poor backgrounds and vowed to join in their struggle for the rescue of the innocent captives.

The statement said, “The CNG, in its tradition of allowing time for government action, had watched the events in the last three weeks and is convinced that the waiting is getting too long.”

It was agreed at the meeting that the protests shall aim to draw national and international attention to the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of the poor students in captivity all this long while government is not forthcoming with feasible action.

The meeting lamented, “It is worrying that rather than pacify and encourage the parents and fellow students of the captives, the state government has threatened to deal with any independent alternative action to its waiting game at the expense of the students who remain exposed to unimaginable conditions for this long.”


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