By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),
The Honourable Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly in its sitting on Tuesday 13th February 2018, have added their voices to that of millions of Nigerians by calling on the Federal Government to intensify its effort in bringing back the abducted Dapchi female students in Yobe state.
The Lawmakers condemned in totality the abduction of the 110 girls from Dapchi in Yobe state and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent measures by deploying all necessary security agencies so as to ensure that the abductors are apprehended.
Hon. Obinna Chris Emenaka, Member representing Anambra East Constituency, who led the motion said, “My heart bleeds over the state of the nation. This country has shown the World that we have not learned from our past experience. It’s unfortunate that the security of Nigerians is no longer guaranteed”.
He went further to say, “It is saddening that the abduction of these college girls is coming at a time that the Chibok girls incident has not been fully resolved. This is totally unacceptable and it’s a serious threat to the campaign of girl child education which is one of the sustainable development goals set up by the United Nation”.
The Chief whip of the House, Hon. Lawrence Ezeude, the Member representing Dunukofia Constituency, also added his voice in condemning the act saying, “Nigerians are losing faith in its leaders and security agencies. It’s a shame to the whole nation and I am calling for the resignation of the security chiefs in the country”.
“Why must little children (girls), of such growing age be terrorized? There is no excuse for this. This act will increase the amount of school dropouts in the north and as a sign of failure to these little girls by this country”. Hon. Ezeude said.
On his part, the Member representing Njikoka 1, Hon. Timothy Ifedioramma, expressed sadness at the situation and blamed the security agencies.
“My heart is broken and it’s really sad that this nation has found itself in this situation again. This is a failure in the part of our security agencies at the Federal level. There is no connection between the citizens and the security. It happened in Chibok, now it’s in Yobe. Who knows where it will be next. These girls are been turned to sex toys and most times sent for suicide mission. This is not acceptable”. Hon. Ifedioramma lamented.
It will be recalled that on April 2014, about 250 school girls were kidnapped in Chibok, Borno state in which some of the girls are yet to be released. 19th February 2018, 110 school girls were abducted by unknown gun men suspected to be members of Boko Haram group.