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Secondary School Students abduction despite Buhari’s presence in Katsina baffling – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has slammed the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) over the abduction of yet -to- be ascertained number of students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara , Katsina State .
The opposition party said it was perplexing that gunmen attacked the school and abducted the students on Friday , the same day the President arrived in Katsina for a week -long visit.
The party ’s position was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary , Kola Ologbondiyan .
PDP in the statement titled , ‘ Terrorism : Account For 600 Kidnapped Katsina Students , PDP Tells Buhari’ , condemned the abduction on Friday and asked the president to immediately ensured the students were freed .
It partly read, “ The PDP , standing with the entire Katsina people , charges President Muhammadu Buhari, as the commander – in-chief , who promised to lead from the front , to account for the abducted students , as the large- scale abduction happened a few hours after the President and his security machinery took over the state .
“ Our party holds as perplexing that at a time the people of Katsina should have heaved a sigh of relief because of his presence, the abduction happened right under Mr . President ’ s nose ; in his home state , where he had gone holidaying .”
The statement further read, “ The PDP demands that President Buhari should immediately quit his needless holidaying in Daura and go in search of , and rescue the abducted students , particularly having earlier admitted that issue of security is his exclusive responsibility.
“ The PDP , working in concert with other patriotic Nigerians will not rest until President Buhari finds and returns each of these students .
“ The PDP urges Nigerians to remain alert and prayerful as the nation wades through this nightmare under an insensitive , inept and uncoordinated administration . ”