Students of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, have had enough. They are fed up with the continuous cases of abduction, which have become a recurring issue in the school and other parts of Nigeria. On Saturday, they took to the streets to express their discontent and demand that the government take action to address the problem.
“Five students were kidnapped on Friday,”
One of the abducted students’ voices quavered while speaking to Channels Television. He revealed that three males and two females were kidnapped and taken away from the school campus. The abductors were said to have stormed the hostel where the students were staying around 1 am and whisked them away.
The students decided that enough was enough, and they took to the streets in protest. The demonstration was their way of expressing their displeasure and demanding that the government do something about the dire security situation in their school and throughout the country.
- The students barricaded the Gusau-Zaria expressway, thereby halting vehicular movement.
- They carried placards with various inscriptions, such as “We are tired of the insecurity,” “Our lives matter,” and “FG, please save us.”
- They also chanted slogans, calling for an end to the abduction of students and other crimes.
The peaceful protest has thus far had significant results, as authorities have assured the students of their safety and called for a swift and thorough investigation into the matter.
It remains to be seen if the government would keep true to its promise to safeguard the lives and properties of the citizenry, especially Nigerian students.