A former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said that some schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have told parents to keep their children at home.
This is amid the rising insecurity in the country which has seen schoolchildren in the northern part abducted in large numbers.
“This morning, some schools in Abuja have asked parents to keep their children at home pending the security situation. The monster has reached the centre,” Sani tweeted on Thursday.
In an earlier post, he said, “University lecturers and academics are becoming the targets of kidnappers; As we have seen in the attacks on the Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State Polytechnic and now University of Abuja.”
Another post from the former lawmaker read, “The location of the University of Abuja in the Federal Capital and its proximity to military formations has not protected its inhabitants from terrorists & kidnappers. As long as the neighbouring states of the FCT are not safe, Abuja can’t be safe.”
The PUNCH reported that six individuals were on Tuesday kidnapped from the staff quarters of the University of Abuja.
Those abducted were Prof. Bassey Ubom (including his son and daughter), Prof. Obanza Malam, Sambo Mohammed and Dr. Tobit.
According to a source, the abductors have reached out to the families of their victims and have demanded the sum of N300 million.
Source :- The Punch