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Lawan reacts on Jangebe attack, says it is time to cage this monster of violent crimes

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has reacted to the abduction of schoolgirls from a secondary school in Jangebe, Zamfara state.

Lawan also canvassed for intense soul searching on how to cage the monster of violent crimes in the country as part of efforts to tackle insecurity.

Recall that the police confirmed that that 317 schoolgirls were abducted in the early hours of Friday.

According to the authorities, efforts to rescue the schoolgirls are underway.

Speaking on the incident via a statement released by Ola Awoniyi, the spokesman to the Senate President, Lawan was quoted saying the country in its “soul search”, needs to figure out a way forward.

“The senate president said the recurrent attacks on schools and other acts of banditry call for intense soul searching on how the nation arrived at this sorry pass, and how to cage the monster of violent crimes in Nigeria,” he said.

“Lawan expressed his sympathy for the abducted schoolgirls, and urged the authorities at all levels to work together to ensure their immediate rescue.

“The senate president also reiterated his call on the state authorities to accord priority to securing schools and other locations now seen as soft targets by savage criminals.”

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