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The Northern States Governors Forum on Friday condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State where 317 schoolgirls were abducted declaring that enough is enough!.
The governors voiced their displeasure in a statement by the chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong.
Lalong said the ugly trend was no longer unacceptable and that strong measures must be taken to put an end to it before it escalated into a monster that would consume educational pursuit and national aspirations.
Commenting further Lalong said the development, which is coming is coming just as the abduction of school children in Kagara, Niger State was yet to be solved calls for serious concerns among all well-meaning Nigerians.
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He said ‘as Northern Governors, we are deeply saddened by this embarrassing and unfortunate attack on our children who are in schools to seek knowledge and build capacity to impact the nation and create a better society.
‘The assault on schools where innocent and harmless students are targeted should not be condoned in any way because it has the tendency to set the nation back to ignorance and more poverty. The Northern part of the country in particular is more educationally disadvantaged and cannot afford to have these disruptions. Enough is enough,’ he said.
The Northern Governors, therefore, urged security agencies to take every possible step to ensure the rescue of the children and bring to justice those behind the act.
The governors also want Nigerians to support the security agencies and government with credible information that would lead to a swift resolution of the debacle.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK