The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has issued a strong appeal to the Federal Government, urging them to completely eliminate the issues of banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism within the country. This call to action comes in response to the recent abduction of female students at the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State.
In a statement released on Sunday by Professor Tukur Muhammad Baba, the spokesperson for the ACF, the forum expressed deep concern over the abduction incident. While official details about the attack remain limited, eyewitness accounts indicate that it was a well-coordinated assault carried out by both bandits and terrorists.
The ACF highlighted that the female students were specifically targeted, and the criminals were well-prepared, managing to escape with an as-yet-unknown number of victims despite efforts by the Nigerian Army.
The forum vehemently condemned these abductions and called upon the Federal Government to do everything in its power to secure the safe release of the kidnapped students.
Furthermore, the ACF urged the Federal Government to overhaul Nigeria’s security apparatus and develop comprehensive, multifaceted strategies to address security threats affecting schools and communities across the nation. These strategies, according to the ACF, should be aimed at eradicating the scourge of banditry and terrorism on a nationwide scale.