By Ignatius Ushie
The Hon Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen OFR KSG has expressed shock following the abduction of over 300 students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara, Zamfara State at about 1:40 hours of Friday 26, February, 2021. In a statement made available to PEAKNEWS in Abuja, the Minister expressed shock and called on both women and children to pray for God’s intervention and quick release of the girls, noting that the country’s security system is still dependable and that all those inflicting this pains to Nigerians should have a rethink and embrace peace.
According to her; “I am shocked to the marrow of my bones over the recent abduction of our school children in Zamfara State, coming only a few days to a similar happening in Kagara, Niger State. The frequency of this dastardly acts are meant to instill fear in our citizens and undermine our corporate existence. Let me, on behalf of our women and children categorically state that we stand by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government in this very trying moment.
I believe in the capacity of our security operatives to stamp out these isolated terror attacks. There is no amount of terrorist instigated fear that can shake or undermine the foundation of our dear country.” She said.
“These misguided individuals and their sponsors should do a rethinking and embrace peace. I beg the captors of these young girls, to, in the name of the Almighty, release these innocent children”.
Tallen stated further that the security operatives should deploy all known skills to rescue our children unharmed, adding that all affected parents, should please be calm. “I trust that our security forces are on top of the situation”, the Minister maintained.