The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Wednesday the safe return of abducted students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, was a solid demonstration of the political will by President Muhammadu Buhari’s aDapchidministration to ensure the safety of all Nigerians.
The party assured Nigerians that the government is doing everything humanly possible to ensure the safe return of the remaining Chibok girls.
The party said in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja that if the last administration had demonstrated the same commitment when the Chibok school girls were abducted, they would have been rescued on time rather than allowing them to pass through several months of torture.
The statement said the party was confident that reforms embarked upon by the current administration would improve the capacity and efficiency of the nation’s security agencies to prevent the kidnap of children by terrorists and diminish their ability to carry out attacks on soft targets.
The statement reads: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) is extremely delighted with the news of the return of the school girls abducted from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram.
“The prompt release of the Dapchi school girls is another solid demonstration of the political will of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to secure the lives of all Nigerians.
“With this prompt release of the Dapchi girls, the APC government has demonstrated how government should respond to such situations. If the immediate-past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration had responded with the similar alacrity, the Chibok school girls would have been released or rescued. Instead, the PDP wasted several weeks wallowing in denial and conspiracy theories such that it was now left for the APC government to rescue many of the girls and rehabilitate them.
“We assure Nigerians that the current administration remains committed to securing the release of the remaining Chibok girls still held in captivity by Boko Haram and ultimately rehabilitate and reunite them with their families and loved ones.
“The party is confident that reforms the government has embarked on would improve the capacity and efficiency of our security agencies to prevent the kidnap of children by terrorists and diminish their ability to carry out attacks on soft targets.”