21st March, 2018
RELEASE OF DAPCHI GIRLS: MURIC REJOICES WITH NIGERIANS
The female students of the Government Girls Secondary Technical College (GGSTC) who were abducted by Boko Haram last month were reportedly released this morning. Though five of them were reported to have died, the rest were driven into Dapchi town today.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) rejoices with the parents, the Federal Government (FG), President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for the early return of the girls.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan can now see the difference between action and inaction, between goodwill and bad faith and between lukewarm attitude and proactiveness. Chibok and Dapchi are now reference points in a tale of two Commander-in-Chiefs: one who turns the other cheek while his army turns and runs and another who takes immediate action and puts insurgents on the run. We therefore call on Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari.
We charge FG to ensure adequate protection for all the schools in the insurgency zone. Defeated, frustrated, bankrupt and hungry, Boko Haram is looking for ways of embarrassing FG, sourcing for food and ransom money. We must never be caught napping again.
However, we are saddened by the loss of five of the girls. We sympathise with their parents and pray that Allah will grant them Aljannah Firdaus. We also pray that Almighty Allah will give the parents the strength to bear the loss.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)