NIGERIA. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa ’ad Abubakar III, and The Jama ’atu Nasril Islam, has attacked the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Government and security agencies for the handling of the abduction of 110 Dapchi school girls.
The school was attacked on February 19, 2018 , while the whereabouts of 110 pupils were yet to be accounted for. According to the group, the abduction of the girls “is the most potent action to frustrate the girl- child education.”
“No parent now is comfortable, especially in the North – East, to allow his daughter to go to such callously unprotected schools; and the North is the loser,” the Secretary General of the JNI, Dr Abubakar Khalid – Ailyu said in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday.
He pointed out that a serious government would have “ by now sanctioned those implicated in the Dapchi girls’ travails.”
The Sultan of sokoto warned the government against sparing anyone found culpable in the abduction of the Dapchi girls.
The Sultan lamented that after four years of the unresolved Chibok girls’ abduction, the country was witnessing “yet another unfortunate and avoidable abduction of Dapchi girls.
“There is apparent lack of synergy between security operatives in Yobe State, or there is active connivance with the insurgents, especially if reports of media altercations between the army and the police are anything to go by.”
The JNI wondered why the abduction happened months before the 2019 general elections, saying it was a replica of the Chibok girls’ abduction of 2014. The group said, “Are there orchestrated plans somewhere to make a case for more security votes?”
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