The President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has vowed to tackle kidnapping and bandit attacks through extensive educational initiatives.
Tinubu noted this after receiving Jam’iyyatu Ansaridden, in Abuja on Tuesday, January 16.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, after the visit, Tinubu assured Nigerians that his administration will tackle the increased rate of kidnapping in the country.
This is coming following several reports of kidnapping across the country.
Recently, gunmen abducted Najeebah and her five sisters, along with their father, in Abuja.
Following the abduction on January 9, the father was released with a demand for N60m ransom by Friday, January 12, for the daughters’ release.
Tragically, Najeebah was killed by the gunmen, and her corpse was sent to her parents after the ransom couldn’t be raised.
The Nigeria Police Force is now intensifying efforts to rescue the remaining victims.
The force also assured Nigerians that plans are ongoing to prevent further kidnapping cases across the country.
“There is no weapon against poverty that is as potent as learning.
“I can assure you that we are here to change the life of our people. We are here to promote peace, stability, and economic prosperity.
“We are dedicated to building a lasting peace with a focus on the comprehensive education of our children. We will get our teachers and their owners involved in an education process that will be relevant to the future of this country. It is important. Knowledge brought me here with your prayers and your support. Without knowledge, there is nothing to generate hope for mankind,” He said.
He further stressed that it was important to promote updated knowledge through existing Islamic learning institutions for youths in Northern Nigeria to speed up development in the region, in Nigeria, and throughout Africa.
“Please embark on special prayers. Embark on proper education for our youths. Kidnapping and banditry are not the way of God. Shedding each other’s blood is bad. And there can be no development without peace. It is only in the area of peace that we can eliminate poverty. We must work for peace in order for our economy to grow better,” the President concluded.
Jam’iyyatu Ansaridden leader, Muhammad Lamine Niass, further urged Tinubu to continue implementing his reform initiatives.