Parents of kidnapped students of an Islamic school in Nigeria’s Niger state are again pleading with authorities to step up efforts to save tens of students abducted by gunmen.
In the latest school kidnapping to hit northern Nigeria, at least 136 students were seized on Sunday from Salihu Tanko Islamic School in the town of Tegina.
One of the parents of the student Hadiza Hashim who had five children in the school told ARISE News on Friday when the parents featured on The Morning Show that she witnessed the kidnap of the children as her house is also situated in the school.
According to her, five of her children were initially kidnapped, but two of them aged 2 and 4 were among the 11 that were released because they could not walk.
She also expressed displeasure at how the Niger state government has handled the incident noting that the released children are still being terrified.
Presently, the Niger state governor just a few hours after the kidnap has travelled out of Nigeria. He says he’s on a mission to seek solutions to the security challenges in his state.
Watch the parents speak to ARISE News.