*Photo: President Bola Tinubu*
A non governmental organisation, Al-Qanitaat Sisterhood (QSO) has asked the Federal Government to urgently arrest the increasing rate of kidnappings in the country.
The Islamic women’s organization that works to support and provide opportunities for women through education, knowledge acquisition and livelihood enhancement made the call on Monday in a press statement issued by its Amira (leader), Hajia Rashida Ibrahim.
Expressing grave concern over the menace, she said “We are therefore making an ardent appeal to the government to urgently review and enhance the security and protective apparatus of the country, such that it will bring to an end, the rampant spate of kidnappings and abductions, and will allow Nigerians, especially the vulnerable, to live and thrive in peace and security, wherever they may reside in the country.”
Hajia Ibrahim stressed that “QSO has been following with great concern, the recent escalation in the spate of abductions and kidnappings, including the situation with the abduction of the Al-Kadriyar family including their six daughters. Together with the rest of the country, we give thanks to Almighty Allah that our prayers for their safe release have been answered.”
She said “Al Qanitaat Sisterhood was shocked and horrified to receive the news of the death of one of the sisters in the hands of the abductors. When lives are cut short, the promise that could have accrued to the society and country at large is lost. The escalation in the brutal abductions and kidnappings should be of grave concern to the security agencies and government of Nigeria.”
Hajia Ibrahim said “We also want to felicitate with the families of the safe release of the Al-Kadriyar sisters and all other women and children in captivity that were released.
“As Muslims, we submit to the will of Allah at all times, as we all belong to Him, and will return to
Him ultimately. May Allah have mercy on the soul of Nabeeha and others that have had their
lives cut short. We pray for ease for their families in these difficult times.”