The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State Chapter, sympathize with the parents and relatives of the kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State.
In a press statement signed and issued to Gurara Accord, it said, Kaduna State has become the hotbed of Kidnappings, armed banditry and other heinous crimes in Nigeria today.
The recent abduction of over 121 students of the Bethel Baptist High School, kidnapping of babies, Nurses and Security Guards at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre, Zaria. the abduction of a family of 8 and 4 others at Kofar Gayan and 3 students and staff of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic,Zaria, and so many unreported incidences in some suburbs of Kaduna, as well as villages within the state, is not only alarming but, frightening.
The level of insecurity in Kaduna state, where people find it difficult to sleep and go about their normal day-to-day businesses, parents are scared of sending their wards to school, economic and social activities are threatened and hampered.
The PDP is disturbed by the situation where criminals have freely turned the kidnapping of innocent school students and other vulnerable citizens for ransom, into a lucrative business, following the lacklustre approach and media propaganda under the Elrufai’s administration in the fight against banditry/kidnapping in our dear state.
This, indicates the failure of governance under Governor Nasir Elrufai APC-led administration in the state and validates concerns that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration is bereft of solutions to fight and nip in the bud the spate of insecurity under his watch.
PDP challenges the Governor to wake up to his responsibilities of securing lives and property of the citizens of the State, by changing his strategy in the fight against these crimes.