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PDP seeks prosecution of Borno Governor over Chibok girls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday pushed for the prosecution the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima over the abduction of over 200 girls from Federal Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State.

The Director, Media and Pub­licity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPP­CO), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in a statement in Abuja, accused the governor of ignoring security re­ports and the counsel of the Fed­eral Government against holding the 2014 May/June West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Chibok.

Boko Haram invaded the school while the students were writing the WAEC examination and kidnapped them in a big haul.

Fani-Kayode pointed out that the abducted Chibok school girls would have been saved the ordeal to which they have been subject­ed to in past 329 days had the gov­ernor taken the advice and acted in accordance with the security reports that the town was not safe for the examinations.

He said: “Shettima will not be governor forever and when he is no longer in office, his role in the Chibok affair would be inves­tigated and, if found wanting, he would be prosecuted”.

He stated that the governor, more than anybody else, is re­sponsible for the abduction of the Chibok girls.

His words: “The circumstances that led to the abduction of the innocent girls, who were writing their examination in an environ­ment that was everything but se­cure, underscored the governor’s negligence.

“The governor must give ac­count to God and to the Nigerian people for what he has done to those girls.

“We are accusing him of being responsible for the abduction of the Chibok girls because he was warned by the Federal Govern­ment and by the West African Ex­amination Council (WAEC) not to allow the examination take place in Chibok.

“He ignored the warning and promised to guarantee security for those girls. When time came, the governor did not even deploy one policeman, let alone adequate security.

“He betrayed the girls; he set them up; he opened the door for them to be abducted by the Boko Haram and instead of asking for forgiveness and repenting of his wicked ways, he is talking non­sense”, Fani-Kayode alleged.

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