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Senator blames army for failure to rescue minors

16 April 2015, 08:34 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing Borno South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has blamed the federal government and the Chief of Defence staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh,for the continued abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls.

He lamented that the ongoing atrocities posed by insurgents in the north east, especially Borno and Yobe States, have affected the socio- economic fortunes of its people.

He expressed hope that the coming of Mohammed Buhari as the president will change the ugly tide.

“It is unfortunate that all the promises made by the federal government of the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and the security agencies to rescue the innocent missing girls failed to yield positive result, allowing the parents and guardians to be traumatized,” Ndume said.

Also Read: Nigerian military focus on area abducted girls believed held

He condemned the move by President Goodluck Jonathan administration to begin the re-construction of the destroyed school before the elections.

Ndume said the people were looking forward to the release of the more thn 200 girls.

“How can you say you want to rebuild a school while those who were suppose to be the beneficiaries are still in captivity of insurgents?  The school belongs to the state government and not the federal government. Though the security of lives of our daughters is the responsibility of the federal government, so let the federal government bring back the girls, as this is what our people want,” said Ndume.

He commended the BringBackOurGirls advocacy campaign group and the media for their role in ensuring that the girls are kept in the front burner.

A year into their abduction, efforts to rescue the girls have been unsuccessful.

- CAJ News


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