The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused the federal government of stage-managing the abduction of the 110 girls of Government Science and Technical School, Dapchi, Yobe State.
The girls were kidnapped on February 19, 2018 by the terrorists group, Boko Haram and returnedon Wednesday following negotiation to that effect by the federal government.
But in its reaction to the abduction and release story of the Dapchi girls, the Igbo group said the exercise was a grand deceit.
The position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is contained in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga.
The group said it was a “hurried orchestra to display their high dexterity of quick response to the manipulated abduction (as against the snail speed approach of the then Jonathan’s regime).
The group declared however that “the ‘good plan’ was marred by poor execution.”
The statement reads: “The latest drama of the Dapchi school girls release is the height of serial and inglorious pathological deceit and hoax. In their bid to make unfounded and unthinkable comparisons (with the regime of Gooduck Jonathan) President Buhari and his hegemonic Fulani cabal become antithetic as they are contradictory.
“Apparently, in a hurried orchestra to display their high dexterity of quick response to the manipulated abduction (as against the snail speed approach of the then Jonathan’s regime) the ‘good plan’ was marred by poor execution. Over one hundred girls appearing in new and neat dresses with their big bags of different makes.
“The thought provoking question are: ‘Did all the girls dress for a religious or social outing shortly before their abduction? Were they allowed to bring their new clothes on abduction or were they taken to a boutique for their fine ‘uniforms’ before they were brought back?
“For the first time in history, instead of dropping them in an undisclosed point, the abductors brought back their captives amid cheers and jubilation from observers and even security operatives who were said to have been on their trail for three weeks now.
“Which paradise on earth were the girls kept so neat for three unfriendly weeks? So the government knows the abductors and negotiated with them even as they are still killing Nigerians in tens and hundreds? Nigerians were also informed that no ransom was paid against Lai Mohammed’s assertion that they did it ‘the other way’. A complete antithetic statement from the same government. All these are begging the question.
“This Dapchi episode is one Nigerians are watching with undistracted interest and unalloyed scepticism. We keep watching and note that each time the government tries to prove an unprovable point it ends up contradicting itself and exposing her own shortcomings. The government is still hobnobbing and negotiating with the terrorist Boko Haram it alleged to have been defeated years ago.
“Few days ago the Vice President said the present Government is not as corrupt as that of Goodluck Jonathan. Meaning that it is still corrupt but the only difference is the magnitude. However, in Jonathan’s regime only human beings were corrupt. Now, even snakes and monkeys have joined the train of thieves. Since 2015, Nigerians are yet to know the details or the whereabouts of looted but recovered funds with an indicted Magu who could not pass Senate screening still heading the EFCC.”