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Senate condemns use of women for bombings

01 August 2014, 09:53

Abuja - The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday condemned the  use of women as suicide bombers by terrorists, saying it was a crime against womanhood.

Ekweremadu said this at the distribution of `Safe School Manual’ to schools, teachers and students in Abuja.

"I condemn the recent suicide bombing at Kano State Polytechnic in its entirety. It is terror against education and learning.

"It is a crime and assault on womanhood, it is un-African and a grievous crime against humanity.

"All men and women of goodwill across the nation, and indeed the world, must rise in condemnation of the ugly and barbaric trend in the waste of human lives and property.

"Our children and teachers cannot continue to learn and impart knowledge in the atmosphere of uncertainty, insecurity, and other forms of threats,’’ he said.

Ekweremadu said the manual, which covered safety tips on terrorism, violent crimes, natural disaster and other emergencies, was necessary following current security challenges and attacks on educational institutions.

He commended the Safe School Manual Project Task Team and their partners for their thoughtfulness and brilliance in pinpointing challenges of safety in the learning environments.

Ike Onyechere, the Chairman, Exam Ethics Marshals International, lamented that schools had become targets of attacks in the country and the world at large.

Onyechere said administrators, teachers, students, pupils and infrastructure were in danger as a result of the activities of the insurgents.

He said the manual outlined general school safety tips for school proprietors, administrators, teachers, parents and students.

Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, President, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria, said the manual came at the right time.

Danjuma called on administrators, parents and other stakeholders to support security forces in fighting attacks against schools and terrorism.

"It is our duty as parents to come together and see how we can help our children, who will be leaders of tomorrow,’’ he said.


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