Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, expressed outrage at the abduction of several female students at the Federal University in Gusau, Zamfara State.

Former Anambra governor Obi urged the Federal Government to prevent bandits from destroying the country by describing the incident as a threat to national education.

On Tuesday, he posted this on his account.

On Sunday, President Bola Tinubu expressed his outrage at the bandits’ early-Friday abduction of 30 students from the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara State.

I implore them to take stronger measures to guarantee the safety of the remaining students who are being rescued. In a nation where there are currently over 18 million youngsters out of school and wandering the streets, this and other assaults on students are attacks on education.

Obi, who felt sorry for the terrible incident’s victims, prayed that they would be saved and brought back again with their families and loved ones.

“As a nation, we must oppose any attempt to give criminals the power to decide how we live as a community. Furthermore, we must prevent bandits and criminals from destroying our country.

I firmly agree that a safe and secure Nigeria is really attainable, thus combating insecurity continues to be a top priority in the New Nigeria of my ambition, he said.