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FG Has No Gain to Plan Abduction, Release of Kankara Schoolboys — Lai Mohammed

FG Has No Gain to Plan Abduction, Release of Kankara Schoolboys — Lai Mohammed

The federal government has nothing to gain from stage-managing the abduction and release of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, said the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed.

Lai dismissed the claim Saturday on NTA ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme, saying it was senseless to claim that government planned the incidence.

He said, “What precisely does government want to achieve? Is it to prove the deficiency of the military or what?

“In the case of Dapchi, we had all kinds of bizarre theories.

“You have to be in government to know how many sleepless nights the president, ministers and head of security outfits spent until the matter is resolved.”

Mohammed said many people were disappointed that the Kankara abduction was resolved so fast just like that of Dapchi.

He said, “Many naysayers would have loved the incident to linger and become the igniting rod for their attacks.

“Otherwise, how do we describe the spurious organisation like the Bring Back Our Boys that emerged within a few days of the capture of the students?

“Within a few days of the abduction, the so-called organisation had moved to Katsina.

“When you have a situation like this, naysayers who are bent at bringing down the government will come up with all kinds of theories that do not make sense.

“Dapchi abduction was in 2018, how come two years down the lane, nobody has come out to tell us how it was stage-managed?”

“In times of crisis and tragedy, people normally come together to address the issue.

“It is not a time to politicise and even trade or commercialise the misery and tragedy of a nation.

“We can have our differences but when it comes to issues of security, we should come together and fight it,’’ he said.



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