Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has lamented the terror being unleashed on innocent Nigerians by Islamist sect Boko Haram.
In a statement by its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Borno State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing.
NASU argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today.
The association therefore called on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally.
Meanwhile, nothing has changed in the troubled Northeast despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency. The military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states.
Opinions from within and outside the state have however differed on the sustenance of the state of emergency from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain.
The president’s next line of action is expected to be known after a security meeting between him and the nation’s governors, expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified.