Katsina: Monarch And Others Gave Kudos To Buhari And Masari, Over The Rescue Of Abducted Kankara Students As The Nigerian President Snubs Call For Sack Of Service Chiefs

 

By Suleiman Umaru

Usman Kankara Bello,  popular, UK. Bello, a retired Customs Comptroller and , Kanwa Katsina,  home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, and  the district  head of Ketare, one of the districts in Kankara local government ment aea opf the state  has given kudos to Aminu Masari bello, a former Speaker , House of Representatives and the state governor  for the rescue of the 344 abducted students Government science secondary school, GSSS, Kakaara.

 The Monarch had   congratulated the governor, at  Government House, Katsina, on Friday , December 18, 2020, shortly after the appreciative governor received the kankara students who had regained their Freedom on Thursday, December 17, 2020,  alongside the military  and ohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, for their role in the resolution of the crisis.

Bello: District Head Of Ketare And Kanwa Katsina: Happy With Buhar And Masari Over Rescue Of Kankara Students

 The Monarch who was said to be  in deep shock when the news  broke out  the abduction of the 344 sKankara students  may have taken the bold initiative to caution parents  not to take the laws into their hand to search for their children as the military        Authorities and the police are on top of the matter. This is because of the tight security  mounted in al nooks and corners of Kankara and the  state general that it would be very difficult for the Bandits to carry out  their mission of crossing  the border to Niger to make their  difficult financial demands.

With the rescue of the students, the revered district head of Ketare has called on Nigerians to be more prayerful for lasting peace in Kankara, Katsina and the country in general for the insecurity challenge to be resolved once and for all. He is very happy at the steps been taken by the Katsina state born Nigerian President to ensure that the security agencies deliver on their mandate of better service delivery  that would guarantee adequate protection of lives and properties.

a Tinubu: National Leader Of APC, Congratulate Buhari And Masari Over Rescue Of Kankara Students

Ahmed Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who many believe have been silent in the recent may have taken advantage of the rescue of the 344 abducted Kankara students  to give encomiums to Buhari,    the Nigerian President and Masari, the Katsina state governor,  over their prompt intervention  in facilitating the rescue of the Kankara students.

An elated Tinubu, described as the godfather of south west politics,  had said that ‘’the quick release  of the Kankaraboys  from the Bandits  had vindicated  the Nigerian President in his untiring  efforts  to resolve the ountry  the country insecurity  challenge and the back of the Islamic Fundamentalists, BokoHaram, Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP and the Bandits terrorising, particular,  the north  west states of Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina states.

The APC, National Leader, who could not hide his feelings  said  the initial  abduction  of  the over 300 Kankara boys from their school hostel in broad daylight   was unsettling  which had raised serious concerns but was very happy  that the rescue of the students from the abductors ‘’is hear –warming’’.

This may have informed why he declared: I congratulate and commend Buhari, the Nigerian President  for his prompt  and decisive intervention to save the Kankara students. He was said to have  also  Ccommended Masari and  the armed forces  as well as the police  for bringing the boys back home.

The European Union, Human Rights Forum, EUHRF, which have been the BokoKaram, IWAP and Bandits attack in the north over the  years,  may have seen the rescue of the 344 Kankara boys as a great feat that it has commended the Nigerian President, over  the swiftness deployed  in the safe return of the students .

Joseph Cullen, the Special Rapporteur, Lake Chad/West Africa, on Sunday, December 20, 2020,  had issued a Statement , described the rescue of the 344 Kankara students  as a ‘’deserving relief to see that everything  ended without bloodshed’’. He noted that such swiftness  could have made the difference  had such occurred in 2014  when Chibok school girls, in Borno state, north east Nigeria were kidnapped  during the Administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Cullen: EUHRF, Special Rapporteur

Cullen, who could not hide his feelings stressed  that ‘’it is commendable  that critical  time  was not  lost  in returning  the rescued Kankara  students to the their families by the state government.  The EUHRF, Lake Chad/West Africa Special Rapporteur has every reason to speak out  because the abduction  of the 344 Kankara boys  had sent shockwaves  across the international Community   because of the similarities  it shared  with the kidnap of the 276 Chibok gilrs in April 14, 2014.

The EUHRF Special Rapporteur has enjoined the Nigerian President to put measures in place to ensure that the Kankara incident did not repeat itself  again the state or any part of the country, particular, in the north, where BokoHaram insurgents and the Bandits are operating. From their hideouts in the forest.

Many believe that the abduction of 344 students in Katsina, the Nigerian President home state was a clear cut indication that the security situation of the country  have  deteriorated badly.  Usman Bugaje, a Political Historian,  who could not hide his feelings had said that the Buhari led APC,  government had made some gains   in tackling insecurity in the country  in 2016, within his first one year in office but ‘’failed to Consolidate on the improvements made’’. According to him, the government may have failed to sustain the measures put in I place  to improve the security situation of the country because  it has  ‘’no particular governance framework’’.

 He asserted  that the Nigeria President should have known  that his government has deviated from track  if they were evaluating their performance and making necessary inputs  but this was not the case. ‘’The government was  only out to criticize the Jonathan  government without prioritizing  competence’’, critics said.

Perhaps, what may have turned out to be a dent on the six year APC government in Nigeria would have been if the attempted kidnap of 39 students, mostly Islamiyya students  in  Machuta village, of Dandume  local government area of Katsina state had succeded. The attempted kidnap on the Islamyya students  were said to  have been made on Saturday, December 19, 2020,  barelu three days, after the  344 Kankara students were abducted by the Bandits were released from the forest where they were hidden.  The courageous Troopps of Operation Hadarin Daji and the policemen  deployed  to the local government may have saved the situation by rescuing the school children.

Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to the Nigerian President , on Media and Publicity , may have known  that Nigerians are no longer with the APC  government over resolving  of the security challenge of the country that he has urged he people to be patient , insisting that the Buhari Administration are  equal to the challenge to tackle the  challenges.

The question on the lips of most people is: why has Katsina, the Nigerian President  home state become the target of the Bandits to kidnap students? It is not surprising why there have been pressures on the President and Commander  -In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces to sack  Gabriel Olonisakin, an Army General and Chief of Defence Staff, Tuhur Buratai, a Lt.General and Chief of Army staff, CAS, Sadique Abubakar, an Air Marshall and Chief of Air Staff, CAS and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, a Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Staffthe service Chiefs and inject fresh hands who have  have brighter ideas on  how to handle the country security challenge to take by the  may not have  been in a hurry to do so. Even the APC dominated National Assembly that the President must sack the service chiefs  have not helped matters, an indication that there must be something holding the  him and the service chiefs which the public are not privy to.  

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