The apex northern sociocultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed sadness over the unfortunate circumstances that led to the abduction of about 110 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State by some suspected Boko Haram terrorists last week and called on federal government to review natioanl security architecture.
A statement issued by the forum’s national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, averred that the ugly incident is similar to the abduction of the Chibok girls barely four years ago and described it as wicked and callous.
“ACF therefore calls upon the federal government to review its security architecture especially in the Northeast zone by sustaining security surveillance and intelligence in order to avoid a repeat of the Dapchi episode.
“ACF shares the pains and trauma the parents of the girls, government and people of Yobe State and indeed Nigerians are going through and pray for their safe rescue and return to their parents soon.
“ACF urges the military and other security agencies to deploy all resources at their disposal including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the rescue of the abducted girls. The blame game between the Yobe State government officials and the military on one hand and among security agencies on the other over this unfortunate incidence is unnecessary and unhelpful.
“All hands should therefore be on deck to ensure that the girls are rescued. The stories that the abducted girls were ferried across our borders or within some locations in Nigeria, should not be ignore for possible link to the whereabouts of the girls”.