OOU Students: PSM Slams Minister Over School Security Statement
.... Gives Govt 78Hrs To Recover Abducted Students
The Progressive Students Movement (PSM) has given the Ogun State Government 78 hrs to ensure the recovery of the abducted Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ayetoro Campus) students who were kidnapped on Sunday.
The students body also warned that if government failed to do that, there would be massive coalition protest in the state capital.
Recall that the female students of the higher institution were, on Sunday night kidnapped at its Ayetoro campus in Yewa-North Local Government Area.
The victims, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, are students of the departments of Forestry as well as Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively.
They were reported to have been abducted in front of their hostel on Sunday night at Olowu area of Ayetoro.
In a release by the PSM President, Comrade Okereafor Bestman Opeyemi expressed disappointment over the 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”
Okereafor described the statement as callous and unexpected of a responsible government.
The Students President said "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."
He therefore call 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 Dr. Dapo Abiodun to as a matter of utmost priority secure the release of the kidnapped students unhurt
His words "We are giving the Ogun State Government 78 hrs from this release to ensure the recovery of our kidnapped students or face a massive coalition protest in the state capital."