Kankara abduction: Northern coalition moves to Katsina

…to stage indefinite protests

The leadership of the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), has relocated to Katsina town to push for the release of the over 300 abducted students still under captivity.

CNG officials would join other members from Jigawa, Kano and Katsina to begin indefinite protests to compel action towards the rescue of the abducted students alive and safe.

Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, CNG spokesperson, said on Wednesday in a statement made available to Businessday that the action tagged ‘#Bringbackourboys’ which will kick off in Katsina on Thursday (today), is expected to proceed to Daura to register their concerns with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Led by the chairman of its board of trustees, Nastura Ashir Shariff, the CNG is already in touch with parents of the abducted school boys and assured them of support through this trial moment.

Suleiman said, “it will be unreasonable to expect any northerner and well-meaning Nigerians to fold their arms and watch the North, a significant component of the country abandoned to the mercy of bandits, murderers, and kidnappers.”

“The police in Katsina are seen in a massive reinforcement around the state which calls for caution on the part of authorities against attempts at suppressing legitimate protests that will be conducted peacefully,” he said.

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