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Teachers kidnap: Residents frown at Govt’s silence over plight of victims

Public outcry is growing louder over the kidnap of three female teachers at Orhogbua primary school, Ekenwa in Ovia North Local Government area.

Wellington Akodeja reports that residents in Benin have started to question the rationale behind the silence of the state government over the incident.

For almost two weeks, the three female teachers were kidnapped while on duty, the State Ministry of Basic Education is yet to make an official pronouncement on the incident.

Against this backdrop, some members of the public wonder why the delay as the issue has to do with human life.

The resident, who bared their mind over the silence on the part of the Ministry, described it as unfortunate.

They said government should have made an official pronouncement in a bid to show concern for the families of the kidnapped victims.

The respondents pointed out that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure the security of its citizens.

Teachers and other concerned stakeholders are however not resting on their oars until the captives are set free.

Efforts to obtain comment from the Commissioner for Basic Education, Mr. Patrick Aguenede on government’s position on the issue were unsuccessful as several calls put across to his cell phone went unanswered.

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