A socio-cultural organisation, Coalition of Northern Groups, has vowed to storm Katsina State today to begin agitation for the release of the abducted 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
Members of the CNG, who will be led by the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the coalition, Nastura Ashir Shariff, will join other members from Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states in a protest to compel government to act fast.
CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, disclosed these in a statement on Wednesday titled, ‘CNG storms Katsina, to kick off #Bringbackourboys protests Thursday’.
Residents of the state, however, on Wednesday, opposed the planned protest, saying efforts should be concentrated on how to rescue the students.
CNG spokesman’s statement read, “The exercise, harsh tagged #Bringbackourboys, which will kick off in Katsina on Thursday, is expected to proceed to Daura to register the current concerns with Mr President.
“Led by its Board of Trustees Chairman Nastura Ashir Shariff, the CNG is already in touch with parents of the stolen schoolchildren and assured them of support through this trying moment.
“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.
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“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.”