By Austin Oyibode, South-South Nigeria
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has said that the recent release of the Dapchi school girls in Yobe state smacks of some sort of scam, adding that it is an attempt to hoodwink Nigerians and score cheap political points for 2019 general elections.
Onuesoke made this disclosure on Thursday in a news chat with journalists while reacting to the news of the Dapchi school girls release by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Onuesoke, while reacting to the release of the abducted school girls said: “It is unfortunate that under this administration, matters of national security have been treated with so much triviality in Nigeria.
“Judging from the charade that characterized the abduction and release of the school girls, one can only conclude that it is a scam, a cheap propaganda and an attempt by the APC/Buhari-led government to hoodwink Nigerians.
“Obviously, it is a stage-managed abduction and release, it is interesting to note that before the abduction of the 110 school girls on February 19, 2018, 5:30pm, security check points were withdrawn and the security forces refused to act despite advanced warnings.
“Also, it will shock you to know that no security operatives were on ground to see the abducted school girls release by their abductors when they drove in to town with over eight Hilux vans”
“As if that was not enough, the girls were released with bags and well refreshed; this goes to show that they were never kidnapped in the first place. Who gave them bags, were the bags taken along side when the girls were kidnapped?
“Curiously, we saw Boko Haram terrorists drive through communities with over eight Hilux vans to Dapchi, drop off the kidnapped girls, exchange pleasantries with community leaders and drive back to their hideouts.
“No military confrontations, no spy drones, no war plane and no interference, but rather were heralded by the same people who are being terrorized.
“How can a government that claims to be fighting corruption and terrorism be negotiating with the same terrorists unleashing terror in the land?
“It is not out of place to say that those who removed military checkpoints and allowed the Dapchi girls to be kidnapped have released them after making MILLIONS of DOLLARS as RANSOM, Boko Haram is now a very lucrative business under this APC\Buhari led federal government.
“Unfortunately, for the ruling party, Nigerians are now wiser. There is no denying the obvious fact that the APC/buhari led federal government is trying hard to swing Nigerians in their favour in readiness for the 2019 elections, knowing full well that Nigerians have come to realize the terrible mistake they made by voting President Buhari to power, and they are getting set to correct that mistake by voting out president Buhari come 2019, if he ever decides to contest,” he further added.