Ezekwesili Condemns Govt’s Silence On Abducted Kaduna School Children

Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education has condemned the abduction of school children and a teacher in Kaduna State by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

The former minister in a series of tweets on Friday condemned the silence by the Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government five days after the abduction of the school children.

She said that the country has a penchant for repeating terrible patterns of not learning from past mistakes.

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“Still no word from @GovKaduna and @NGRPresident on schoolchildren and their teacher who were abducted in Kaduna several days ago? Ezekwesili’s tweet had read.

“What a penchant for repeating terrible patterns by never learning lessons from past mistakes do we have in governance! Give JUSTICE to the children. Right to human dignity must always matter to us.”

“Those who derided @BBOG_Nigeria for stepping up to amplify the voice of the families of our #ChibokGirls for 6 years now painfully have another chance to correct their attitude of “just-look-away-when-others-are-in-pain-syndrome.”

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“The Kaduna school children are victims. In normal societies, WE all should care when tragedy befalls others. Tragedies should never be occasions for the “lousy politics of nothingness that is only consistent with degrading the Social Contract”. Use YOUR own Voice for the VICTIMS.”

The armed men had on Monday killed a man and abducted seven students and a teacher of Prince Academy, located at Damba-Kasaya village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, according to Premium Times

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The incident happened around 8 a.m. when the gunmen stormed the rural community while the students were preparing for their Junior secondary school examination.

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