Dapchi: Arewa Tasks FG On Security Architecture Review

Dapchi

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the apex northern socio-political group has asked the Federal Government to review its security architecture over the the recent abduction of secondary school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State.

This was also as the forum described the blame game between the Yobe State government officials and the Military on one hand and among security agencies on the other over the abduction as unnecessary and unhelpful.

While describing the abduction as wicked and callous, ACF in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu however urged 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.

“Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is saddened over the unfortunate circumstance that led to the abduction of about 100 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State by some suspected Boko Haram terrorists last week.

“This ugly incidence similar to the abduction of the Chibok girls barely four years ago is wicked and callous.

“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.” ACF said.

As part of efforts to forestall recurrence of the Dapchi incident, the forum therefore advised the Federal Government to review its security architecture especially in the Northeast zone.

“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.” It said.