Former Minister of Education, Ezekwesili says Buhari Shouldn’t be Congratulated Over Return of Kankara Schoolboys

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Oby Ezekwesili said the President and his government should not be congratulated over the release of the schoolboys after six days in captivity.

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has alleged that the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), created the abduction of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Ezekwesili said this on Friday night during an interview with Channels Television.

The former minister, who is one of the Co-Conveners of the Bring Back Our Girls group which led the demonstrations for the rescue of over 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in Borno State, said the Buhari regime must tell Nigerians exactly what happened in Kankara when gunmen on motorcycles attacked the school and abducted hundreds of students.

The abduction occurred some hours after the President arrived in Daura, Katsina on December 11 for a week-long private visit.

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, however, announced on Thursday that 344 schoolboys were released by bandits in Zamfara State.

But while Nigerians delight in the news of the released schoolboys, Ezekwesili said Buhari should be disgusted with what happened.

She said, “For us to congratulate a government that created a problem and said it solved it? We shouldn’t be doing that. The society should learn how to hold people accountable. The President should be disgusted with what happened, not commending himself. What is he clapping for? Those children were put in harm’s way. And now he said he’s rescued them? Maybe the President sent the children on an excursion to terrorists so they can release children at will to him.

 

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