By Jacinta Nwachukwu
Abuja – The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has condemned the abduction of some school girls by insurgent groups in Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19.
Dr Mike Ike-Ene, Secretary-General of the union expressed this view on Monday in a statement in Abuja.
Ike-Ene said with the development, it had become evident that students, teachers and the academic activities within the North-eastern part of Nigeria remain helpless.
“The NUT is distressed by the news of the terrorist attack on the school, which took place on Feb. 19, with the resultant missing of 110 female students of the school.
“We are not happy by the security operative inability to gather enough intelligence to avert the situation.
“ Also, their failure to quickly move into rescue the female students from the fleeing terrorist a week after the school was attack.
“The 110 missing female students after the attack, brings us fresh memories of the missing Chibok school girls where 113 missing female students remain in Boko Haram captivity since April 14, 2014.’’
Ike-Ene, however, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the safe return of the Dapchi and Chibok school girls.
He urged the government to put in place necessary measures to ensure that criminal activities are averted in the region.
“The NUT makes bold to demand for an urgent and immediate upgrade of the entire security architecture.
“We also seek the deployment of security personnel’s to all schools within the North-east region.
“It is also necessary to provide a stable military patrol around all schools to ensure adequate protection of students, teachers and other workers in the zone,’’ Ike-Ene said (NAN)