Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, and the former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, have reacted to the video released by bandits showing them flogging the missing 39 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The bandits on Saturday released a video requesting for the sum of N500m as ransom to release the students.
Parents of the students have also confirmed that the abductors have reached out and are demanding the sum of N500 million.
The students are seen a setting that appears to be a forest.
Yesufu in a post on Twitter wrote, “These are Nigerian citizens under the government of the incompetent, clueless, corrupt, inept and failure Buhari @MBuhari.”
“Why are his sycophants not angry at the terrorists the way they are angry at those that call Buhari’s incompetence out?”
Shehu sani tweeted, “The Video clip released by the Kidnappers of the Kaduna Forestry Students is painful. That our country receded to this level is sad.”
“This is a great challenge to the leadership of this country to wake up to its responsibilities. More action and vigilance is needed NOW.”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai had, however, ruled out the possibility of paying ransom or negotiating with the bandits when he appeared on Channels Television on Saturday.