CNG meets parents of kidnapped students, plan mass protest
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Northern Groups has reached out to the parents of students of the college of forestry mechanisation, whom it said, “have been abandoned in captivity for more than three weeks now.”
The group met the parents at the premises of the college in Kaduna on Tuesday.
A statement by the spokesperson for the CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, on Tuesday, said the meeting was attended by parents of the captives, fellow students and a delegation from Kaduna State chapter led by its National Director (Action and Mobilization), Aminu Adam.
Suleiman said, “The CNG expressed sympathy with the parents and students of the institute who are mainly from poor backgrounds and vowed to join in their struggle for the rescue of the innocent captives.
“The CNG, in its tradition of allowing time for government action, had watched the events in the last three weeks and is convinced that the waiting is getting too long.
“At the meeting, it was agreed that a joint front for a prolonged struggle be formed to initiate sustained peaceful mass protests to force government to act.
“The protests shall aim to draw national and international attention to the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of the poor students in captivity all this long while government is not forthcoming with feasible action.”