President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan said the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kankara in Katsina State, is enough warning to Nigeria to brace up in protecting her people.
Lawan said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Ola Awoniyi, on Friday.
He, however, expressed delight over the release of kidnapped students.
He congratulated the parents on the safe return of their children.
“The past few days have been harrowing for the parents of the students, their teachers, and all of us as a nation.
“The nightmare sadly reminds us of our country’s continued vulnerability to heartless crimes such as the kidnap of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok in 2014 and the Dapchi incident of 2018.
” The blemish of those earlier incidents is still on us as a country and we had hoped that the outrage that they sparked would mean such never happened again in Nigeria.
“This sad recurrence is, therefore, enough warning to us as a nation to deploy all the resources required for the security of our educational institutions, and indeed of everywhere else where our children gather, to protect them against cowardly attacks by primitive terrorists.
“I commend the prompt intervention and productive engagement of President Muhammadu Buhari, Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina state and others which resulted in the release of the children,” Lawan said.