The Senate has urgently called for the rescue of the abducted female students of the Federal University in Gusau, Zamfara, by yet-to-be-identified bandits.
Recall that no less than 24 students were kidnapped by bandits on Friday morning but troops said they had recovered six.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’Adua, made the call in a statement in Abuja where he emphasised that the rescue of the girls should be the country’s top priority.
Yar’Adua decried the scourge of banditry and insurgency by criminal elements in the country, with the attendant abduction of law-abiding citizens being a serious dent in the image of the country and the collective conscience of Nigerians.
He further mentioned that the Nigerian Army and other security agencies must be well-equipped and positioned to stop the menace that is already threatening the nation’s unity, peace, and progress.
“As the head of the committee on the Nigerian Army in the National Assembly, I pledge to lend my unwavering voice, support, and resources to this cause.
“We must bolster our security forces, equip them with the necessary tools, provide adequate training, and enhance intelligence-gathering mechanisms to counter these threats effectively.
“We must ensure that the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have the capabilities to rescue these kidnapped students without delay.”