Enthusiasts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday conducted a peaceful protest in front of the party’s Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, to demand the safe return of over 300 school children.
The school children were abducted by terrorists from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State, about a week ago.
National Chairman of the party, Chief Uche Secondus, who led the protesters, explained the party, like most Nigerians, was traumatised by the callous action of the criminals who abducted the children.
It however urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress to redouble efforts towards securing the release of the boys and uniting them with their families, and not just issue statements condemning the act.
Secondus said: “This is a peaceful protest to make the entire country and international community to be aware of what is going on in our country.
“And all we’re saying is that Buhari, bring back our boys from Katsina. It is important, we are in pain, the parents are in pain, the entire country is in pain, we’re in agony, we are in sorrow.
“It is high time for the government of the day, the APC government to bring back our boys from Katsina. That is the bold statement by PDP today with this peaceful protest," he said.