The Founder and Team Leader of Youth Advocate for Change, Adeola Ogunlade has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of the missing 333 school boys in Kankara village in Kastina state by Bandits.
In a statement issued, Ogunlade said that we condemned the continued onslaught against hapless citizens especially women and children in North western part of Nigeria by Bandits and other criminal elements.
He noted that the organization commended the effort of the military at tackling insecurity across 32 states in Nigeria, adding that we called for concerted effort of all military agencies at getting the missing school boy
He cited a survey carried out by United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) that 13.5 million children especially in the north are out of school in Nigeria. This figure according to UNICEF put Nigeria as the country with the highest number of out of school children.
He said that abduction of this missing school boy is a threat to various local and international efforts aimed at getting more children of school age to be in school in Nigeria.
He stressed that President Mohammadu Buhari must do more to stem out insecurity in the land.
He reminded the President that upon assumption of office in 2019, he swore to protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians, added that posterity will judge his actions or otherwise toward protecting hapless citizens especially children who are eager to be educated.
He restated the commitment of the organization toward providing free literacy programme and life skills support to children who are out of school.