Second Republic Minister and chieftain of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), Chief Audu Ogbeh, indicted the nation’s security
forces over the recent abduction of several secondary school girls at
the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in favour
of the western countries.
According to him, the continued dastardly operation of the Boko Haram
sect in northern parts of the country was a shame to the nation’s
The former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
told newsmen in Abuja, that it was embarrassing for the nation, which
prides itself as the giant of Africa, to have its security forces
allow criminals go on killing spree unabated.
“It is embarrassing and shocking, very strange to me; where were our
security forces when these evil men were operating? They successfully
abducted the school girls without security forces challenging them.
What of the soldiers? What of the check points mounted on those roads?
Where were the security posted to the school when the abductors
operated for several hours?, he quipped.
“I begin to suspect foul play within our security system; the
authorities should begin to look inwards, the system should be
overhauled immediately to put a stop to the madness. It is only in
Nigeria that such a thing can happen. Even in a war situation, you
don’t touch women and children, but reverse is the case here, as our
children and women are always the target,” he stated.
Chief Ogbeh, a former Communications Minister, also tongue-lashed the
security forces for misleading the nation and the entire world that
the abducted school girls had been rescued while it was untrue and
they were actually still missing.
“Can you imagine that nonsense? They lied to the whole nation that the
abducted children had been found. I watched the school principal on
the television the other day saying that it was not true as claimed by
the military authorities and that the children were yet to be found.
“They watched the children being abducted unchallenged and later lied
that they had been found; who is fooling who?”
He commended the efforts being made by the troubled Borno State
governor, Kashim Shettima, in ensuring that the remaining missing
school girls were found.
Chief Audu Ogbe further charged Nigerians to pray for their quick
release and for God to put an end to the senseless killing of innocent
citizens by the Boko Haram sect sects.