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Opinion: What You Should Know Before Blaming Buhari For Visiting His Farm And Not Abducted Students
The news of the abduction case of students being kidnapped from school grounds has been evenly spread across the country, and thus a lot of fellow students, teachers and parents have become overly concerned over the state of health and condition of these kidnapped students, placing great faiths in the government to provide a solution to this case as soon as possible.
However, the lack of results after the government had reacted to the update, had made a lot of people believe that the government is turning a blind eye to the incident, which is probably not the case.
Based on the reports from verified sources, the abductors made an appearance at the school's premises at an ungodly hour of 11:00pm on Friday, shooting sporadically in the night to create the necessary panic in order to scare the students.
After this exchange, a lot of students from the Government Boys Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina, had been kidnapped, leaving others in the school premises.
According to "ThisDayLive", the security personnel in the area responded to the raid on the students, even though the response was slow, the operatives were able to exchange shots with the abductors and therefore rescue some students.
However, what had captured the attention of Nigerians most is the action of president Muhammad Buhari the next morning after the abduction case, because at 6:00am in the morning, the President made a visit to his farm in Daura.
This made Twitter users launch severely criticism on the president, blaming him for being in the state when the abduction happened, and yet not visiting the students the next morning after the incident.
But before more criticisms are rained on the President, has anyone stopped to consider the tasks of a President, and how possible it is that the reports had not reached him before he set out to visit his farm?
Mr Garba Shehu had revealed to the correspondents of "PremiumTimeNg", that after their arrival in the state, the President visited his farm without knowledge of the kidnapping that happened the night before.
Thus, the president need not be blamed for visiting his farm, instead Nigerians should be eager to know how the President, after hearing the news will deal with the situation and ensure that the boys are returned to their schools.
Chibok, Dapchi, Buni Yadi... And We can only hope and pray that the Kankara student kidnapping will not end up joining this list of abductions that were never unraveled.