Al-Qanitaat Sisterhood (QSO), an Islamic women’s organisation has appealed to the Federal Government to urgently carry out a review of the nation’s security apparatus to stem the spate of abductions and kidnappings currently going on in different parts of the country.
The group made the call on Monday in a statement issued by Hajia Rashida Ibrahim, Amira, Al-Qanitaat Sisterhood (QSO).
It said that the overhaul should be done in such a way that it will enhance the security and protective apparatus of the country, such that it will bring to an end, the rampant spate of kidnappings and abductions.
The group said the review of the security apparatus should also be done in such a way that it will allow Nigerians, especially the vulnerable, to live and thrive in peace and security, wherever they may reside in the country.
“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.
“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.
“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,” the statement said.
The QSO is an Islamic women organisation that works to support and
provide opportunities for women through education, knowledge acquisition and livelihood enhancement.
It uses the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah to empower women to positively impact the family structure and society at large.
With an understanding of the key role that women play in the structure of society, especially as it relates to the upbringing of children as the next generation, the organisation targets its efforts towards the proper orientation and guidance of women and children.