The presidential candidate of the Labour Party at the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi has expressed concerns over the increased terrorist attacks on educational facilities across the country.
Mr Obi while reacting to the recent attack on the Federal University of Gusau in Zamfara state in a tweet on Tuesday suggested that the continued attacks will only impact the country’s education system negatively.
“Attacks like this will only impact negatively on the education system, forcing more students out of school. The government, therefore, owes the nation a duty to deliver its primary duty of securing lives and properties, which is the first step towards national development,” a tweet by Mr Obi read.
Mr Obi condemned those who carried out the attack and bemoaned the fact that the tragedy once more highlighted the national problem of insecurity, which has persisted in endangering our country’s peace and progress.
The previous governor of Anabra applauded the security authorities for freeing some of the kidnapped students so far and encouraged them to step up their efforts to safeguard the safety of the other pupils.
According to Mr Obi, the Zamfara incident and other attacks on students, are an attack on education in a country where over 18 million out-of-school children are already roaming the streets.
News About Nigeria recalls that the President Tinubu-led government over the weekend ordered security agencies to immediately rescue students of the university still in the custody of the attackers.
However, Mr Obi further urged stringent efforts towards ensuring that the students still in captivity are released.