Monday, 26 February 2018

Dapchi Abduction: Opposition Parties Says APC Has Question To Answer Over Alleged Security Lapses As CAN Expresses Sadness

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Leading Opposition Parties is accusing the governing party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) of not been sincere to own-up its lapses on the Abduction of Dapchi girls saying the governing party has questions to Answer over Alleged security lapses. This is especially as Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Expresses Sadness over the sad incidence.

Recall the minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed had yesterday in Damaturu announced the actual figure of the Abducted Dapchi girls to be 110 of those missing.
In a Separate press statements obtained by urban express-news online, Its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “Nigerians have been in shock over revelations by the Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, that the abduction was preceded by a withdrawal of troops around Dapchi, thereby rendering the area defenseless and paving the way for the insurgents to attack and abduct our girls.”He asked: “What alternative security measures were put in place to protect the people after the troops were withdrawn? Who controls security intelligence gathering and consequential protection action and what action was taken to guarantee adequate security in the area?”
He added: “It is on this note that we call on our security agencies to stand up to the challenge and do their professional best to ensure the safe return of our girls. The PDP stands in prayers with the parents of our girls, the entire Dapchi community and all victims of mindless atrocities against Nigerians under the incompetent and deceptive APC-led Federal Government, even as we collectively seek a solution at this trying time.”
Another opposition Party, The Action Democratic Party (ADP), also gave their submission where it criticised the APC for going ahead with its unification rally in Akure, Ondo State, at a time Nigerians were in pains over the abduction. The rally, held to mark one year in office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, was attended by party chieftains including National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun.
“This is the same blunder the PDP committed in 2014 when at a few days after the Chibok abduction, they went to Kano to hold a similar rally, which was condemned by the APC,” it said in a statement by National Chairman, Yabagi Sani.“Let the APC and its government be serious and open. This is a national challenge that all of us must work to resolve. If they continue to pretend and lie that all is well, dancing at rallies, consumed by the 2019 passion, they may as well be the disaster that has befallen our nation at this time,”.

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) expressed sadness over the abduction.The Spokesman for the northern chapter, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, told journalists in Kaduna: “CAN is deeply concerned about this development, coming while we are yet to find all the Chibok girls. Now, another set of schoolgirls has been kidnapped.”He said: “Nigeria’s security agencies must not play the propaganda game anymore. They should go after the criminals that have abducted these girls. They should take serious action and stop making a noise and confusing people.

“This particular abduction is a challenge to government to prove to Nigerians that the huge spending on security is not a waste. When we hear and read stories that billions of dollars is expended for security and we still have issues like this, then it tells us that there is a serious problem in the country.”CAN sympathize with the families of the girls, Dapchi community and the government of Yobe State, saying: “We are praying for the government to do what is right, this time, to get the girls rescued from the hands of the criminals.”

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