The parents of the abducted schoolgirls at Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno state, have said that the claim by the Police that the Boko Haram had released one of the abducted girls who was found along Mubi road in Adamawa was not true.
The parents spoke yesterday on the Hausa Service of the BBC monitored in Jos while fieding questions on the truth about the police claim on the release of the said girl.
The Chibok Parents who sopke through one of the parents, Dr Pogu Bitrus in Abuja said after all investigation, cross-examination and cross-check on the girl in question, they have fully understood that the girl was not from Chibok commnity.
He explained that the compared her pictures with those of the abducted ones but no one resembled hers and her name was not in any way similar to those of the abducted girls.
“We thought initially the girl was one of the abducted school girls but following investigation and cross- examition, we got to understand that the girl was not from Chibok community. We were told that her father is a capinter in Chibok but was not true, “ Bitrus said.
On whether the girl said anything about the abducted schoolgirls, he said, “ I saw the girl but didn’t ask about that. The security operatives are in the best position to answer that. “
When the BBC asked Bitrus on how the parents of the abducted school girls feel as the abduction enters its six months, Bitrus said, “We are still hoping to get our children back home, even though some of us have given up. But with the current defeat of the sec by the soldiers we believe that the girls would return.
PDP brought misery to Nigeria -Oyegun
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Monday disclosed that Peoples Democratic Party only “succeeded in bringing misery” to Nigeria since it took over government in 1999.
Oyegun argued that various sectors of the nation’s economy had suffered setbacks even after several promises were made under the PDP-led administration, which he described as “a Poverty Developing Party.”
The national chairman stated this when hosted some Ijaw youths under the aegis of the Izon-Ibe Global Policy Network in Benin, the Edo State capital.
The spokesperson for IGPN, Mr. Dennis Ayubelageta, explained that the group, which draws its membership from the Niger-Delta region of the country, had decided to throw its weight on the APC ahead of the 2015 presidential election, having been dissatisfied with the “antics, whims and caprices of the ruling party at the top.”
It also stated that it would carry out sensitization programmes to drum support for the APC across the federation.
“W have carefully scrutinized, analyzed, systematically and scientifically probed and concluded that our dreams and aspirations are in pari-passu with the ideology and template of this great party.
“Having been dissatisfied, discomfited with the antics, whimps and caprices of the ruling party at the top, we have resolved to liase, conglomerate, connect, associate and affiliate ourselves to this great party that is under the leadership of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun,” Ayubelegeta said.
However, the APC national chairman stated that the PDP, through the federal government, failed to fix the challenges caused by poor road networks and tuned the nation’s power sector into its “milk cow,” rather than provide adequate electricity to energise the economy.