The federal government has further played down the enormity of widespread abduction that has now become that hallmark of the present administration, saying kidnapping is a crime that transcends countries status’ and development.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this during an interview on Channels Television.
Doubling down on his assertion, the flippant and controversial minister said developed and prosperous country also suffer abduction of school boys.
“Even in the most developed countries in the world, school kidnappings take place,” Mr. Mohammed said in an interview on Channels Television.
Plethora of media reports showed Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, had witnessed more kidnaps, especially of students under Mr. Buhari’s regime, than at any other time.
Buhari came to power in 2015 on riding on the messianic ccarousel and vaunted ability to address insecurity and corruption in the country successfully. To date, his regime has become characterised by the same problems and has further aggravated what he promised to solve
Mohammed, the federal government’s propaganda mahine, noted that the approach of terrorists deviates from standard rules of engagement, and they were interested in soft targets like kidnapping schoolchildren to garner global attention.
The minister’s comments came after bandits abducted several schoolboys, officials, and visitors at the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger.
Last week, passengers of a 56-seater bus of the Niger State Transport Authority were intercepted by bandits and whisked away. They were freed one week later after several “negotiations,” the government claimed.
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