Students Abduction: Open letter to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i
Your Excellency Sir,
The Lives of the Kidnapped Students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization are on you
I write to draw your attention to a very silent but important issue concerning the recently kidnapped students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna, to inform you that their lives are on you.
It is of great concern to parents, relatives, friends of the kidnapped students as well as concerned citizens of Nigeria that the kidnapped students return home safe and alive.
This can only be possible if your government meets the demand of the kidnappers, not because you are scared of them, but to save the lives of innocent students.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, the kidnappers have delivered their demands using the kidnapped students, where they were shown being tortured and intimidated.
The kidnappers insist on being paid the ransom as against any planned military action on them, to which they have threatened to kill all of the innocent abducted students.
These students are innocent because the kidnappers are challenging you and not them for insisting that there should not be any negotiations with criminals, an opinion which I also share, they should rather be bursted and their activities brought to an end.
Hence, it is clear that these criminals are using these innocent students to challenge your political stance and ambition.
Your Excellency Sir, will you now sacrifice their lives to achieve your political whims and caprices or, you will save their lives by simply going back on your stance and negotiating with the criminals?
The issue is clearly between you the Kaduna state governor, and the criminals that are challenging you. The innocent students are only being held hostage to serve as collateral damage lest you insist on your ambition in preference to the lives of the innocent students.
I wish to use this forum to call on your Excellency, to do the needful and save the lives of these innocent students. Don’t gamble with their lives to achieve your personal ambition. Ensure that they all return to their families safe and alive, and then you go after the criminals and deal with them accordingly thereafter, for indeed that is your duty as the Chief Security Officer of the state.
We pray to the Almighty to take those innocent students back to their homes safe and alive.
Concerned Nigerian Citizen