Group seeks sus­pen­sion of po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns over ab­ducted stu­dents

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

Imams and Is­lamic schol­ars across the coun­try have been called upon to be­gin spe­cial prayers for “peace­ful re­lease” of ab­ducted fe­male stu­dents of Govern­ment Girls Sec­ondary School, Chi­bok, Borno State.

The Mus­lim Me­dia Watch Group of Nigeria, in a state­ment is­sued in Ilorin by its na­tional co­or­di­na­tor, Al­haji Ibrahim Ab­dul­lahi, also called on politi­cians to sus­pend all po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing ral­lies and cam­paigns so that the en­tire coun­try can pray for the girls.

The group de­scribed the ab­duc­tion of over 200 school girls as “the great­est crime per­pet­u­ated in Nigeria in re­cent times”.

“Ex­actly one week to­day, (Tues­day) Mus­lim and Chris­tian fe­male stu­dents were ab­ducted. The sit­u­a­tion be­came more wor­ri­some with the Borno State govern­ment putting the fig­ure of ab­ducted stu­dents at over 230, of which only 52 have been found,” he said.

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