In reaction to the recent kidnap of Dapchi girls from their school on Monday the 19th of February 2018, the PDP Good Governance Group (PGGG) has tagged the episode a figment of dramatic practice which can only be bought by the gullible.
The group stated in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Chux Davix Daniel Onyemaka and made available to journalists, that it is on record that the Governor of Yobe State openly told Nigerians that soldiers were recalled and withdrawn from their check points before the sad but funny and orchestrated drama was carried out.
“It therefore becomes worrisome and of paramount importance for Nigerians to wake up from their slumber and demand from the APC led-Government the purpose behind this act of syphoning our national treasury under the disguise that they earmarked and paid an outrageous amount of over $20 million for the release of the adopted girls if not to use same for the purpose of 2019 election.
“We are aware that they are hunting for cheap points to make up cheap achievements for May 29 broadcast.
“How else can one describe this well planned drama meant for little minds that Boko Haram drove 4 hours in a convoy of several trucks into Dapchi with no checkpoint challenging them?
“One month later, they returned the girls boldly in the same manner without interception or checkpoints on stop and search when the entire community is in turmoil over missing 110 school girls. Dear APC, Nigerians are no fools,” the statement read in part.
Onyemaka added in the statement that Nigeria at present is grounded economically and blooming with foreign debts of over N21.72 trillion.
He said that with this “routine and ritualistic method of kidnapping innocent kids for ransoms just to raise funds for their election bid of 2019, we won’t be surprise to wake one day and be told that our President is missing and we should budget for his release.”
According to the statement, “Our country has become a laughing effigy before the international community. What a government, what a country!
“Just on the 20th of March, 2018, the Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan-Ali, said the abducted school girls will be released this week and true to his words, the girls were released. The assurance was on most national headlines and on the following day, the news of the released girls filtered in.
“At this stage, we do not need soothsayers and sorcerers to tell Nigerians that kidnap and abduction is APC major trade.
“Doesn’t this go to narrate the facts behind the popular Chibok abduction during the administration of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan? Has anybody bothered to ask the reason behind this rotational blackmail ?”
PGGG stressed that it was confused and scared that the current government is capable of planning the kidnap of the president and demand billions of dollars for his release.
The group therefore urged the Red Cross International, Amnesty international and Transparency International to beam their search into the activities of the terrorist group, which it said “has taken so much pride in working in consonance with APC-led government.”