Parents Deny Government Involment in Negotiating Release of 6 Kidnapped School Girls in Kaduna
By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna
Parents of the 6 kidnapped Students of thehe Engravers College, Kakau Daji a remote village in Gwagwada District, Chikun local area of Kaduna State Kaduna has denied the Kaduna State Government involvement of in negotiating the release of their children.
Mr. Paul Adindu, who spoke on behalf of the parents who were at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Monday, said the information that the state government is negotiating their release is misleading because the kidnappers continue to call and threatens the parents.
The 6 students were kidnapped on Thursday 3rd 2019 by some gunmen who reportedly gained entry into the school premises through a porous fence.
Kaduna State Police Command had said on Wednesday 9 2019, that it knows the location of the abductees, but can’t use force because lives of the school girls were at stake, but that it opted for negotiation with the kidnappers so as not to put the lives of the girls and their teachers at risk.
Kaduna State Police Commissioner Ali Janga disclosed this at a press conference shortly before parading 50 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and others at the Kaduna Police Command Headquarters.
According to the parents, since the children were kidnapped, nobody has shown interest in helping them to recover their children, rather they have been the ones doing everything possible to see how the children can be released.
“No government is involved, it is only the parents that are doing everything they can, they have been asking us for money and we have given all that we have but they refused to released them.
“We just want to clear the notion that government is negotiating on our behalf. Nobody helping us.” Mr. Adindu added.