The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in the February 25 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the abduction of female students in the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State.
Naija News reports that this comes a few hours after President Bola Tinubu ordered security operatives to rescue the remaining Zamfara students.
In a series of posts via his X handle, formerly known as Twitter, the former Vice president described the abduction incidents as unfortunate.
Atiku argued that Nigerian citizens have continued to live in fear despite the huge investment in national defence.
While sympathising with the victims of the incident, Atiku urged the security agencies to rescue those remaining in captivity by putting an end to the acts of barbarism, banditry and brigandage.
He tweeted, “The news of the invasion of the Federal University of Gusau and the abduction of a number of students by bandits who were also said to have invaded the Sabon-Gida community in the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State is very unfortunate.
“It is equally regrettable that despite the huge investment in national defence, Nigerians have continued to live in a state of insecurity as terrorists, militants, and bandits have continued to ride roughshod over our communities.
“The recent kidnap is one incident too many. While I sympathise with the victims of this incident, I commend the security agencies for being able to rescue some of them. I also charge the security agencies to step up efforts to rescue those still in captivity and put an end to these acts of barbarism, banditry and brigandage that have continued to put our compatriots in a state of perpetual fear and anguish.”