President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have tasked the nation’s security agencies on the 94 school girls allegedly abducted by Boko Haram insurgents.
The latest mass abduction by the insurgents was reported to have taken place at Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State Monday night.
Saraki, in a statement Wednesday by his media adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, condemned in strong terms the attack on the school by the insurgents.
Saraki described the attack as one too many even as he urged the security agencies to get to the root of the matter, with the view to bringing the perpetrators to book and ensuring that all students of the school are properly accounted for.
He called on security agencies to reinforce security around academic institutions in the country in order to prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of such soft targets to disrupt academic activities.
The President of the Senate bemoaned the attack, regretting that it’s coming at a time the Federal Government was working assiduously to end the incidents of terror in the Northeast and other flash points in the country.
He urged the security agencies to be proactive in protecting lives and property in the country and also ensuring that accurate information about attacks such as the one recently witnessed in Dapchi, Yobe State, is promptly made available to members of the public to prevent unnecessary speculation and panic by family members of victims and citizens alike.
Saraki expressed sympathy with the affected students, parents, school authorities and the government and people of Yobe State over the unfortunate incident.
In a similar vein, the PDP also expressed shock at the development, adding that the party was seriously disturbed by this ugly incident, especially given the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of the innocent girls.
In a statement Wednesday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP stated that the life, safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians were of paramount importance to the party.
The party called on the federal government and the security agencies to ensure no effort is spared in the search for the missing girls.
“The PDP is monitoring development on the position of the Nigeria Police investigation of the matter. We however charge the Inspector General of Police to immediately put all machinery in place to unravel this disturbing situation and recover the missing children.
“We also urge the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government to live up to its basic responsibility of protecting lives and property in our country”, the statement added.
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