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Released Chibok Girls: FG Slams PDP over “Indecent, Inhuman and Ill-timed” Comment

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President Buhari receiving the released girls on Sunday

President Buhari receiving the released girls on Sunday

The Federal Government says the statement by a faction of PDP criticizing the process leading to the release of the 82 Chibok girls further exhibits the party’s disdain for human life.

In a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed described the statement as “indecent, inhuman and ill-timed’’.

The minister, in the release signed by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, said it was insensitive for any individual or organisation to spoil the joy that heralded the release of the girls because of politics.

It is clear that the kind of disdain for human life which the PDP exhibited in its incautious statement is the same reason the poor girls were kidnapped in the first instance. It is also this attitude the then PDP-controlled Federal Government took that seemed an eternity before even acknowledging the abduction, thus losing critical time for their rescue.

He noted that from the statement, it was clear that the PDP, whose incompetence and cluelessness precipitated the Chibok girls crisis was not wishing and praying for it to end with the safe return of the abducted girls.

The minister recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had stated that the defeat of Boko Haram would not be complete without the rescue of the Chibok girls.

If that includes swapping some Boko Haram elements for the girls, so what? Will the PDP rather have the girls stay in perpetual captivity, just to prove a ludicrous point? Didn’t superpower United States engage in negotiations with the Taliban that led to the exchange of five Taliban fighters for US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl in 2014?

Didn’t Israel release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for one Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit in 2011? A lot of factors come into play when a nation has to decide whether or not to engage in prisoner/hostage swap.

None, however, trounces the sanctity attached to human life and the consideration for the pains of the loved ones of those involved,’’ he said.

The minister stressed that since the PDP failed to rescue even one of the Chibok girls, the party should hold its peace while the administration continued to seek the release of all the abducted girls, using every means at its disposal.

He reassured that the administration would continue to work assiduously to end all Boko Haram hostilities.⁠⁠⁠⁠

7 Comments

  1. BOSS

    May 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I see people in the IDP camp looking kidnapped and you tell me this healthy looking girls have been in the forest for two years? Lai small small now. Why was it only govt media that was allowed access into the venue where the girls were received by Buhari? Look, we are tired of this the more you look gimmick of he APC. Unfortunately, there is no viable opposition and Nigerians are too tired and hungry to care or ask questions. 2019 should come so we can kick these jokers out.

    • Weezy

      May 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Are you serious?

      How the hell would you know what is a healthy looking girl from a picture?

    • Regina

      May 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Yes, because rapes, forced conversion/marriage, beatings and getting pregnant are nothing, because they look healthy to you. Grow up.

    • blackbeatle

      May 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      if they were kidnapped also means they were starved?? a sex slave may be physically taken care of so she can fulfil her “duties” to her captor…..why not also comment on how the girl with amputated leg got injured???is that a scam as well?..final comment on this matter

    • critic

      May 9, 2017 at 9:57 am

      mercy aigbe looked stunning till she complained of domestic violence. wise up

  2. Truth-be-told

    May 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Lai, Lai, Lai…..

  3. slice

    May 8, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    The pioint is not don’t rescue them. It’s more what problem have you created by releasing terrorists and should you have done that.

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