Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has stated that school kidnapping takes place even in the most developed countries in the world.
He made this statement while speaking on the rising of insecurity in Nigeria during an interview on Channels Television.
According to him, terrorists don’t live by the rules of government and are interested in soft targets.
Going further, Lai Mohammed alleged that there were kidnapping incidents in at least 4 schools in the United States in 2020.
He noted that the kidnapping of school children attracts more global attention and that is why kidnappers engage in them.
The minister went on to state that what matters most to him is intelligence gathering as Nigeria cannot turn all its schools into barracks.
Recalling how suicide bombers were attacking places of worship in the country a few years ago, Mr Lai disclosed that the current administration has considered moving students to schools where there are security, also
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