By Anthony Ogbonna
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed shock over the news of a missing 94 students of the Girls Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe state, after Boko Haram terrorists attacked the school on Tuesday.
In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, the party called on both the police and the All Progressives Party, APC, administration to deploy all available machineries to ensure all the missing girls are found.
It also said that it is monitoring the developments of the Nigerian police investigation of the matter.
The statement reads thus: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is shocked by reports that 94 Nigerian female students have been declared missing after insurgents attacked the Girls Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe state on Tuesday.
“Indeed, we are very disturbed by this ugly development, especially given the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of these innocent girls.
“Our party restates that the life, safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians remain of paramount importance to us and we therefore insist that all efforts must be exerted to find these students.
“The PDP is monitoring development on the position of the Nigeria Police investigation of the matter. We however charge the Inspector General of Police to immediately put all machinery in place to unravel this disturbing situation and recover the missing children.
“We also urge the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government to live up to its basic responsibility of protecting lives and property in our country.