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'Don't politicise Chibok girls abduction'

15 August 2014, 10:33

Abuja - The abduction of over 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, on April 14 by Boko Haram sect is a security issue which should not be politicised.

Aruwa Ismail, National Coordinator, Amalgamated Northern Youths for Peoples Democratic Party PDP (ANY4PDP), made the remark in Abuja on Thursday.

Ismail, who spoke at the inauguration of the group, added that government was making efforts to get the girls released.

He called on opinion leaders in the country to separate security issues from political issues.

Also read: Government denies Chibok girls are female bombers

He said the abduction of Chibok girls should not be a factor to determine the fate of any person or party to win an election because it was not a political matter.  

"Chibok girls’ adoption should be taken out of politics because everybody has condemned the act of terrorism in strong terms, Ismail said.

Jude Imagwe, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Youths and Student Matters urged the youths to look beyond party victory for peaceful co-existence.



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