The Coalition of Northern Group has said its state chapters will trek to Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, to protest the abduction of at least 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the CNG spokesperson, disclosed this in an interview on Monday.
Unknwon gunmen suspected to be bandits had stormed the school and abducted the students on Friday night, hours after President Buhari arrived at his hometown.
Suleiman explained that members of the group’s Kano and Jigawa branches will link up in Katsina State proceeding on a long trek to Daura.
“Our state chapters are also embarking on a long trek to Daura in Katsina State to demand immediate action from Buhari who is currently in Daura,” Suleiman told the Punch.
“The Kano CNG will take off from Dambatta in solidarity with the Katsina chapter to link up with the Jigawa contingent at Kazaure from where they will join the Kano team at Mashi and proceed on the great trek to Daura for the long wait in front of Buhari’s country home.”
The CNG spokesperson lamented the rise of bandit attacks in the north, saying that the region has been abandoned to criminal elements.
“The daring kidnap of hundreds of school children in Katsina only goes to confirm the series of warnings raised by the CNG that thousands of our fellow citizens in the north have virtually been abandoned to armed criminals and a vicious insurgency,” he said.