Igbos belonging to APC in the South East Zone yesterday declared that rescue of two Chibok girls has permanently buried claims by former president Goodluck Jonathan and his aides who claimed the Chibok abduction was a scam.
The statement was made by The Media and Publicity Director of APC, South-East zone, Osita Okechukwu. According to Osita, “We salute the gallant Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), the Nigeria armed forces, the JTF and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, for their fortitude, resilience and perseverance.
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“If President Buhari had remained indifferent like the former president, the penetration of Sambisa forest couldn’t have been possible.
“Indeed the rescue of Amina Ali has put to shame people like the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan and Governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, who thought the abduction of the girls was a scam.”
“Parents of the girls yet to be rescued should bear in mind that with God nothing is impossible. Their hope should not wane, as we have every hope that more girls will be rescued.”
In reaction to insinuations that the abduction was staged, the chairman of Chibok community in Abuja, Mr. Tsambido Hosea, said that “We condemn, in strong terms, the calling of Mohammad Hayatu as Boko Haram husband of our daughter. Upon confirmation by the Nigerian Military, he should be referred to as a Boko Haram sexual exploiter.
“Amina had no husband and who ever that was rescued with her should not be referred to as her husband for any reason. They should be treated separately until Amina is fully rehabilitated. Even if he is also abducted and forced to marry her, he should not be referred to in any way as her husband, because there was never consent in getting her with a baby.
“He should be treated based on what investigations will reveal not to conclude from start that he was also abducted,” Hosea said.