Stop Exploiting Chibok Girls For Personal Gains, Group Warns Politicians


As the abduction of about 276 girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State enter hundred days, the National Vanguard for Democracy and Development (NVDD) has urged politicians of all shades, to desist from the shameful exploitation of the unfortunate saga for political gains.


On the night of April 14 Boko Haram militants abducted the girls from the college. A large number of the students were said to have been taken away in trucks to Sambisa Forest where Boko Haram  has fortified camps.


The leader of the terror group , Abubakar Shekau also  known as Darul Tawheed later claimed responsibility for the abduction threatening to sell the girls in open market. He however, in another video made veiled reference to Boko Haram’s preference to exchange the girls for some of its militants being detained by government.


Several politicians and groups have latched on the abduction saga to stack unfounded allegations on the President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his administration.


But NVDD,  in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Emeka Obinagwu,  lamented that  genuine concerned about the fate of the abducted girls,  opposition politicians   are exploiting  the incident for political gains.


“ All of us Nigerians should be sad about every night , every day these girls spend in captivity. We are however,  shocked that rather than display genuine concern, what we have seen from some group of politicians are crocodile tears designed  for cheap political gains”  Obinagwu said.


To NVDD,  “More that never before, these is a time Nigerians should stand in solidarity with the President and with our security agencies to ensure that those girls are brought back safe and sound”.


“We commend Mr President for his calm and mature handling of these situation because what is paramount is to get the girls alive and not be rushed into failed commando operations which is what some of these Politicians want.


“It is really sad that what there is for the nation to have more of such  so they can have more allegations to shout about . It is very, very  unfortunate.”, Obinagwu added.


The group expressed “great sympathy” for all the families affected by the abduction but  pleaded with them that “It is only by cooperating with the security agencies that we can bring these girls alive and not by those inviting you for made  for the camera crocodile tears in our capital cities.”