The immediate-past minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has joined the campaign demanding the release of the kidnapped students of Federal University, Gusau, FUG.
Bandits had invaded the female hostel of the institution located in Sabon Gida on Friday, abducting unspecified number of students.
Hours after the incident, the Nigerian Army announced the rescue of six of the students after a gun battle with the terrorists.
As a sign of solidarity, prominent Nigerians launched a social media campaign under the hashtag #BringBackFugusGirls to demand the release of the victims.
While condemning the incident, they lamented the incessant attacks on schools and the abduction of innocent students across the country.
Lending her voice to the campaign via her X handle on Sunday, Mrs Farouk described the act as a senseless crime.
“My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the students of Federal University Gusau who have been abducted. This is a senseless crime, and I am deeply saddened to hear about it.
“I pray for their safe and swift return. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to remain calm and supportive. I know that this is a difficult time, but we must stand together as a community.
“I also commend the security forces for their efforts to rescue the students. I urge them to continue their work tirelessly until all of the students are safely returned home.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the students, their families, and the entire community during this difficult time,” she wrote.