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By ABIDEEN, Muhammed Ayomide
The Amir of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, Dr Saheed Ashafa Afolabi while speaking on the release of the DAPCHI girl rejoiced with Nigerians, the concerned family in particular.
You will recall that on Friday, 19 February, 2018 one hundred and ten pupils were abducted from their school in Yobe State by Boko Haram insurgents, while five of them kicked the bucket during the attack.
Dr Saheed Ashafa Afolabi besides expressing delight over the released of one hundred and five Dapchi students on Wednesday also spoke on insurgency in Nigeria and urge the government to put proper measure in place to ascertain the safety of the citizens.
In a press statement released on the society online magazine, the president of the society, Dr. Saheed Ashafa congratulated the parents of the released girls and Sympathised with those whose daughter are yet to be released.
He further advised that adequate security should be put in place by the government in order to avoid recurrence of such event.
Ashafa also urge the government to intensify more effort in ensuring very tight security in all schools across the country. He also urge the government to ensure the school environment is secure for girls to learn without being afraid of kidnapping. This which he emphasized to be very crucial and germane to the nation’s progress.
“it sends a negative signals about education and parents/guardians may be scared that schools are unsecured places for girls. The provision of a safe environment for education is very crucial and germane to the nation’s progress”.