Abuja - The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haramis more than an act of terrorism against the federal government but a direct attack on the rights of women to an education.
This is according to Donald Kaberuka, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The kidnapping also put the very future of the country in danger as school learners represent that future, he added.
Insecurity, violence and terrorism in Africa must be tackled on socio-economic and political levels, as well as through force, Kaberuka added.
“We must use economic measures and political policy to ensure we do not have coalitions of permanent losers. If you have such a situation, you have a very low threshold for violence,” said Kaberuka.
Kaberuka added that he did not subscribe into the idea that insecurity on the continent was entirely an “African problem.”
“I believe some of these fighters cannot even speak any African language,” he said.
Kaberuka’s sentiments followed the international outrage over the abduction of schoolgirls at a government school in Chibok in Borno State more than three weeks ago.
– CAJ News