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Dapchi girls : If you politicize abductions, you ‘ll face serious action, Buhari tells politicians

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja warned politicians against politicizing abduction of Dapchi school girls in the country, saying security agencies will deal severely with people making political capital out of it.

President Muhammadu Buhari holding the shoulders of the only released boy while the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajia Khadijat Abba Ibrahim (l); Minister for Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrah,man Danbazzau (r) and other official joined during a Presidential reception for the Dapchi girls at the State House, Press Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

President Buhari who gave the warning while receiving 105 school girls and two primary school pupils from Dapchi, Yobe State, at the presidential villa, also threatened that any security chief that allowed lapses in his job would be dealt with.

Besides, he promised to give unconditional amnesty to any Boko Haram insurgents that lays down arms and embrace peace.

the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajia Khadijat Abba Ibrahim in a warm embrace with one of the lucky girls during a Presidential reception for the Dapchi girls at the State House, Press Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

The president affirmed that Boko Haram insurgents released the Dapchi school girls last Wednesday unconditionally after painstaking back channel negotiations.

He said government opted for negotiations because it did not want any of the captives to be hurt

Speaking at the occasion, the Director General of State Security Services, DSS, Lawan Daura, told President Buhari that four of the released Dapchi girls sustained broken limbs.

While formally handing over the girls to the President, the DSS boss said all the released pupils have skin infections that were being treated.

Dapchi School Girl
Dapchi School Girl
President Buhari receives released Dapchi School Girls in State House

He also alleged that the utterances of some government agents who are not officially permitted to speak for government almost marred have negotiation process.


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