Monday, 11 April 2016

Pastor Tunde bakare criticizes federal Government over response to adopted Chibok girls

Pastor Tunde Bakare has criticised the Federal government for paying less attention to the rescue of the missing Chibok girls kidnapped almost two years ago by the Boko Haram sect. 

The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Gospel Assembly was speaking on April 10, Sunday, in Abuja at a special sit-out of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG).

He said: “The whole nation has failed these children. 

“Parents, families and friends of our dear daughters, I am here today not just to speak to you, but to speak to the nation and to the world as one of you. I’m here as a father burdened by the captivity of our daughters, and I am here as a friend. I am here to express our frustrations and to speak of our undying hope as we wait expectantly for the return of our dear Chibok girls.

“We are not unmindful that the Nigerian state failed to provide security for our daughters as they gathered to write final examinations despite prior intelligence reports that suggested they were in danger. 

“It is most severely injurious to see that the fate of our daughters has been frequently politicized. Rather than rise to the occasion as stakeholders and custodians of the security and welfare of the citizens of this nation, political parties and politicians have paid lip service, using our pain and plight of our daughters to score cheap political points.

We are not convinced that the matter of our daughters has been given the needed thoughtfulness. “We do not believe that those who are in a position to act have taken sufficient actions towards addressing the issue or even towards claiming our anxiety as waiting parents.”

 Bakare claimed that the girls would have been saved if they were children of politicians and renowned pastors. 

“We do not believe those concerned have taken sufficient actions concerning the rescue of these girls”, the pastor added, expressing optimism that the girls would be rescued even as he prayed God to see to that. 
“We believe that they are still alive, at least no evidence, satellite evidence that they are in a mass grave. We believe they are alive. It remains a scar on the soul of this nation until these girls are brought back.”

The Islamic sect allegedly made a secret contact with Buhari’s government making demands of ransom nearly $56m for the release of the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok on April 14, 2014. 

Moreover, the government denied media reports that the militant group is demanding ransom before releasing the missing girls. 

The Cameroonian police recently detained two teenage girls minutes before they were about to detonate suicide vests. One of them – a tired, malnourished 15-year-old who had spent months in the bush – told them she was a Chibok girl. The probe later showed that she is not one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls.

Source- Vanguard

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