The Coalition of Northern Group have started protesting in Katsina, as they demands the immediate release of abducted Kankara students.
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) today Thursday, December 17, embarked on a protest in Katsina State where they called on the state and Federal government to immediately rescue the hundreds of students kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
The protest was led by board of trustee Nastura Ashir and some other national leaders of the group, as the protesters were seen carrying a placards with inscriptions such as “BringBackOurBoys;” “government must speak out;” and “We want our children back” among others.
Nastura Ashir Shariff said that the group is already in touch with parents of the abducted school children and have assured them of their support.
Spokesperson of CNG Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said, “It will be unreasonable to expect any northerner and well-meaning Nigerians to fold their arms and watch the North, a significant component of the country abandoned to the mercy of bandits and kidnappers”
He added that “the police in Katsina is seen in a massive reinforcement around the state which calls for caution on the part of authorities against attempts at suppressing legitimate protests that will be conducted peacefully.”