Following the release of about 101 Dapchi school girls kidnapped by Boko
Haram today, the Governor of Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose
has congratulated parents of the children. He also sympathized with
parents of five of the girls that reportedly died.
however described the abduction of the girls as an indictment of the
federal government and their release as “drama scripted by the
government and its agents to swindle Nigerians.”
while reacting to the release of the abducted school girls, said; “This
appears like an arranged abduction and an arranged release, but we
thank God that the innocent girls have returned home and we condole with
parents of those that died.”
In a statement issued on
Wednesday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was strange that the girls
could be brought back to Dapchi by their abductors without the security
agents knowing when they were returned and who returned them.
said: “Curiously, the same spirit who made sure that all military
checkpoints in Dapchi and other surrounding towns were removed to pave
way for the abduction of the girls also made sure that the girls were
returned without any security agent seeing them.
“One can only be hopeful that the real scriptwriters behind this drama will be exposed one day.
should recall that the Governor of Yobe state, Ibrahim Geidam said that
military checkpoints were withdrawn from Dapchi and other communities a
few days before the abduction of the 110 girls.
“This was also corroborated by the Amnesty International in its report that was published in the newspapers yesterday.
Amnesty International said that security forces failed to act on
advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading to
Dapchi town and that between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on February 19, 2018,
calls were made to tell the security services that the Boko Haram
insurgents were in the Dapchi area.
“No doubt, withdrawal of
military checkpoints from Dapchi and other communities, few days before
the 110 students were abducted and failure of the security forces to act
on advance warnings exposed the conspiracy of the federal government
and its agents in the abduction of the schoolgirls and other dastardly
acts of the insurgents.
“Interestingly, no one was questioned
up till now despite conflicting claims by the army and police as well
as the damning report by the Amnesty International hat between 2:00 pm
and 6:00 pm on February 19, 2018, calls were made to tell the security
services that the Boko Haram insurgents were in the Dapchi area.”
governor, who reiterated his allegation that Boko Haram insurgency had
become source of treasury looting said: “Those benefiting from
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) scams, payment of ransom (in
dollars) to free those abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents, among
others will never wish to see the end of the insurgency.”