JUST IN: Kaduna, Borno Abduction: Tinubu Told to Dialogue With Bandits

Kaduna, Borno Abduction: Tinubu Told to Dialogue With Bandits

has been urged to adopt the approach of dialogue in rescuing the kidnapped and women in Kaduna and states, respectively.

The Kalthum for Peace (KFP) made this appeal on Friday, March 15, at a press briefing in Abuja attended by Henzodaily.ng.

Concerned at the Kalthum Foundation for Peace (KFP) press briefing in Abuja on Friday, March 15. Photo Credit: Segun Adeyemi
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Recall that armed bandits attacked Kuriga, shooting at students and members before abducting around 280 individuals from the affected schools.

The tragic incident unfolded just a day after rebels seized 200 displaced women in Borno State.

These women were taken while gathering firewood in Ngala, the main town of Gambarou Ngala.

Speaking exclusively to Henzodaily.ng on the side, the foundation's CEO, Amb. Ummu Kalthum Muhammad said that a dialogue approach must be adopted.

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When asked if it comes down to the negotiation for the release of the , She said:

“It's the children of the masses that get kidnapped. As I said in Borno state, the IDPs are the ones who got kidnapped. So if today it's other people, children, tomorrow, it's our kids that will be abducted.

“So we have to stand together with the families of those people to see that if possible, if it is negotiation and dialogue with them is the proper way, then it should happen.”

FG urged to identify agitations of bandits

Also speaking to Henzodaily.ng, the secretary of the board of trustees of Kalthum Foundation for Peace, Dr Abubakar Mohammed, said the federal must give room for dialogue.

He, however, did not support the idea of negotiation for but proposed that the government identify their (bandits) agitation and reach a resolution with them.

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Dr Mohammed said:

“Whether we like it or not, we must talk with them. That is dialogue. And the Americans did it with the Taliban. The Israelis are doing it with the Palestinians. But what I think is not right is paying the ransom.

“But if it is to dialogue, to discuss, what are their grievances? Why are they even doing this? What do they want to achieve by doing this? Is like, maybe they want to draw the attention of the government, to the plight of their children. They don't have access to education, no drinking water, and so forth.”

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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