Ohaneze Ndigbo accuses FG of being masterminds of Dapchi abduction
Frontline Igbo cultural group Ohaneze Ndigbo made the accusations yesterday in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga and released to journalists saying the release of the girls was the height of serial and inglorious pathological deceit and hoax.
The group accused the government that in its bid to make unthinkable comparisons with the last administration, it become antithetic as well as contradictory.
“Apparently, in a hurried orchestra to display their high dexterity of quick response to the manipulated abduction (as against the snail speed approach of the then Jonathan’s regime) the ‘good plan’ was marred by poor execution. Over one hundred girls appearing in new and neat dresses with their big bags of different makes.
“The thought provoking questions are: Did all the girls dress for a religious or social outing shortly before their abduction? Were they allowed to bring their new clothes on abduction or were they taken to a boutique for their fine ‘uniforms’ before they were brought back?
“For the first time in history, instead of dropping them in an undisclosed point, the abductors brought back their captives amid cheers and jubilation from observers and even security operatives who were said to have been on their trail for three weeks now.
“Which paradise on earth were the girls kept so neat for three unfriendly weeks? So the Government know the abductors and negotiated with them even as they are still killing Nigerians in tens and hundreds? Nigerians were also informed that no ransom was paid against Lai Mohammed’s assertion that they did it ‘the other way’. A complete antithetic statement from the same Government. All these are begging the question.
“This Dapchi episode is one Nigerians are watching with undistracted interest and unalloyed scepticism. We keep watching and note that each time the Government try to prove an unprovable point it ends up contradicting itself and exposing her own shortcomings,” the statement read.
The group said it was sad that the Government is still hobnobbing and negotiating with the terrorist Boko Haram it alleged to have defeated years ago.