The families of the abducted students from the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State will, on October 1, 2023, Nigeria’s Independence Day, stage a protest, demanding the swift rescue of their daughters and sisters.
Recall that terrorists last Friday invaded the students’ residence at Sabon-Gida, identified as Nazeer Sabon-Gida and took away some female students of the school.
A few hours later, the Nigerian Army announced that it had rescued six of the students after a gun battle with the terrorists.
Giving an update on the matter on Sunday, the state police command spokesman Yezid Abubakar also confirmed that not all of the kidnapped students were rescued by the Army.
On Monday, a source in the university students’ union said about 24 students of the university were still being held captive by terrorists.
Meanwhile, a sister to one of the kidnapped students, Hafsat, has now revealed that the kidnappers had not reached out to the affected families, and they were in the dark about the whereabouts of the kidnapped students.
She said, “Yes. Around 20 of them are still with the kidnappers. Well, after our hashtag trended on Nigerian Twitter on Monday this week, we decided to organise a peaceful protest during the 1st of October celebration in some Northern states and the federal capital city.”
According to her, the protest will start from Abuja and Kaduna before other concerned residents will join in other northern cities.