Dapchi girls abduction occurred because APC politicized Chibok – Rep
– Oladipupo said Dapchi abduction may have been prevented if Chibok girls’ matter was properly treated – The lawmaker argued that the ruling APC played politics with the episode to take power from PDP but is now in the same position
– Oladipupo, representing Remo Federal Constituency, Ogun state, claimed the continuation of insecurity in northeast is a failed promise by President Buhari An opposition lawmaker in the House of Representatives Oladipupo Adebutu has said that the abduction of the 110 girls from a college in Dapchi, Yobe state could have been avoided if the first abduction in Chibok was properly addressed almost four years ago.
According to Adebutu, who is the chairman of House Committee on Rural Development, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) politicized the matter just to get his People Democratic Party (PDP) out of power
“On the recent abduction of some school girls, what goes round comes round. We had Chibok girls before and instead of addressing the problem Nigeria had, we turned it into a partisan issue.
“Now we have a repeat episode and we are calling on the APC to now wave the magic wand they promised they had to rescue those girls and even ask them further for people that claim to know so much, superior generals, how do they found themselves to the extent that we have a repeat after the experience of the Chibok girls.
“With that experience, we have had, I’m very well disappointed that this government into this again. The military withdrew because they supposed the area was safe; incompetence,” he said. The lawmaker, who represents Remo Federal Constituency in the lower house of the legislature, said this during the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Odogbolu area of Ogun state.
Oladipupo also claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime had failed a top campaign promise to end insecurity in the northeast. The lawmaker said he felt the president should have resigned over such an alleged failure. “The president should have even resigned because one of the things he promised is security in the North East.
He has failed. He said we would have security in the North East, he told us Boko Haram will be gone overnight. But it has now shown that all these promises are just promises. All Promises Cancelled.”
The acting director defence information (DDI), Brig.-Gen. John Agim, said on Friday, March 2, in a statement that this was the decision taken during the meeting of the Chief of Defence Staff, other Service Chiefs and Director-General of Department of State Services(DSS) in Maiduguri. Agim said they met and reviewed the ongoing operations in the North-East, particularly the operation to get back the Dapchi school girls, who were abducted by terrorists on February 19.
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