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The Progressive Students Movement (PSM) Nigeria has given Ogun State Government 78 hours to secure the release of two students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro campus recently kidnapped.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday by Comrade Amb. Okereafor Bestman Opeyemi, PSM Nigeria President warned that failure to secure their release at the stipulated hours, the government would face a massive coalition protest in the state capital.
Comrade Opeyemi expressed worrisome that the kidnap students, Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola of Departments of Forestry and Wildlife Management, and Agricultural Economics respectively were kidnapped in their hostel situated at Olowu Area of Ayetoro in Yewa-North Local Government Area, Ogun State on Sunday, March 14th, 2021.
PSM, under the umbrella body of Pan African Students Movement therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise above religious and ethic sentiments and do the needful by declaring marauding herdsmen as terrorists and be treated and such.
“We call on the executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun to as a matter of utmost priority secure the release of the kidnapped students unhurt.
“PSM Nigeria is however totally disappointed at a statement credited to the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who stated in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, indicated that government could not secure every school in the country, this statement is callous and unexpected of a responsible government.
“The primary responsibility of any government is to protect lives and properties of citizens, for a serving minister to say such an unguarded statement is a simple acceptance of failure.
“We thereby urge FG to set up a special military formation to tackle the consistent issues of kidnapping and banditry in the Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State.
“We are giving the Ogun State Government 78 hours from this release to ensure the recovery of our kidnapped students or face a massive coalition protest in the state capital,” he stated.