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Monday, 8 May 2017

PDP condemns exchange of Boko Haram members for the release of 82 Chibok schoolgirls

PDP has condemned the exchange of Boko Haram members for the release of 82 Chibok school girls who have been in the terrorist captivity for over three years. On Saturday May 6th, the girls were released in a prisoner swap with some Boko Haram members who were in detention.

In a statement released last night, PDP says it welcomes the release of the girls but however faults the approach for their release.
According to a statement signed by Prince Dayo Adeyeye National Publicity Secretary PDP-NCC,  the party says the release of the Boko Haram members is a setback for the War on insurgency. The party maintains that their release is tantamount to releasing them to resume their war against society.

Read the press statement below...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, has described the recent release of 82 Chibok girls as a welcome development. The Capture and detention of these girls by the Boko Haram terrorists in the last three years had brought extreme pain and suffering not only to their families but to the people of this Country and men and women of goodwill all over the world. What is however of great concern is the price paid to secure the release of the girls. According to reports, the girls were released in exchange for the release of suspected Boko Haram terrorists. If that is the Case, we say it's a heavy price to pay and an unusual one at that.

While we welcome the release of the girls, we do not think that exchanging innocent girls for hardened criminals like the terrorists is the right approach for the following reasons:

1). The suspected terrorists by this release have escaped justice; and all the effort made by security agencies to bring them to book has come to nothing.

2). The release of the terrorists is a setback for the War on insurgency. Their release is tantamount to releasing them to resume their war against society. Many of them could find their ways back to the terrorists camps from where they could unleash terror against the Country. Others who are allowed to roam freely in society could become veritable recruiting agents and purveyors of suicide bombing and urban terrorism.

3). The Boko Haram terrorists are emboldened to continue with their tactics of kidnapping innocent people with the belief that they can always use it to blackmail the Government to release their members and to extract other concessions.

4). The piece meal release of the girls means the terrorists want to extract more concessions from the Government which in the end can only prolong the insurgency.

5). The release of the girls will increase the agony and high expectancy of the remaining girls still in custody of the terrorists and their families who will be wondering why they have not been so lucky. It therefore would have been better to ensure the release of all the girls at once.

6). The negotiations are in clear violation and indeed a direct assault on the generally accepted international principle never to negotiate with terrorists. This international principle is sound and logical because negotiation with the terrorists only fuels their urge to continue with their heinous crimes.

7). However, we recognize the concern of President Buhari to ensure the earliest release of the Chibok girls for domestic and international considerations. Equally, we are very concerned about the safe return of the girls to their families at the earliest possible time. But we disagree that negotiating with the terrorists is the right approach to achieving the objective.

8). Meanwhile, we rejoice with the girls and their families and hope that their remaining colleagues will join them in freedom in no distant future.

27 comments:

Ojuju said...

our government negotiates with terrorist ..tell me something new PDP

Anonymous said...

Nonsense people!!!iF ITS WERE YOUR KIDS ..wOULD YOU HAVE SAID THIS SAME THING....oLOSHI GBOGBO

Seun said...

what pdp could not do apc did and they are condemning the fg, pdp should bury their head in shame.
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OSINANL said...

APC IS A SCAM

killah said...

How won't they condem it,what you couldn't do when ur in power, another party does and instead of showing appreciation they are complaining..... If their daughters were involved, I doubt I'd they will be saying this rubbish

Anonymous said...

Which yeye 'international principle'? Can the idiots quote where such principle was stated?

Anonymous said...

See animal talk.... Dead party

daniel ubong said...

Far far too embarrassing for a country like Nigeria,what a blindly foolish deal.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmm


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Hypocrates f***ing PDP is not like they achieved this milestone during their dispensation. Kudos to PMB on this great feat but we need our economy to improve.. More jobs better electricity etc.

Anonymous said...

But PDP said they don't believe in any thing like chibok girls

mizz diamond said...

Yeah it would have been better to swap the girls with the PDP looters. Useless and senseless thieves

Anonymous said...

But Gov fayose said that no girl was missing and that it was a distraction by Apc. Another pdp man agrees the girls are missing but disagree with the exchange negotiation with boko haram captive.

Anonymous said...

Apc govt made mistakes they should have use pdp members in exchange instead of boko haram member. Hope boko terrorist will accept pdp?

Anonymous said...

So we shud return d girls n bring back d terrorists abi? Fools!!!

Anonymous said...

Stupid people. For 2years over 200 kids missing, 82comes back at once and you still saying the way a deal was made in not right. If fg like pay ransome self, just make sure they children come back

Anonymous said...

All dis are just lie, APC us all dis girls to wine election, we all know when d governor then pack all dis girls in one house, why don't them allow d girls talk with there parents

Anonymous said...

Why are some Nigerians so gullible. I don't support pdp or apc but we should use our senses. So after these years with the high rate of female suicide bombers, series of kidnappings in some villages, people still believe those girls where just kept in one place awaiting when there will be a negotiation like this. These girls abi women could be those kidnapped recently. Naija people make na use una sense

joefreezer said...

All this is a scam

Anonymous said...

At times i feel ashamed of these godless looters. They are not even ashamed of themselves, even in public with their comments. What they know best is to steal and put Nigerians into coma. note that God will still deal with you gradually like He has dealt with others like you.

peterpan said...

No wonder pdp failed. Bunch of sore loosers.

Vivian Reginalds said...

for some reason, I don't totally support it
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Fool USA government under Bush and Obama government did the same to American citizens ....nuel

Towbee said...

I can't believe this bastards said this. So they should have left those girls there. Well that's why Nigerians won't vote for you ever again. Bunch of selfish, retarded thieves!!!

Ebikobowei odumu said...

This is no doubt a minority curse, if GEJ did this exchange no doubt heaven would been let loose by the media and NGOs controlled by the west, the north would have also cried foul. This no doubt is the minority curse

Anonymous said...

Wetin dem no fit accomplish dey always pain dem whenever anybody else do am.

Anonymous said...

you people dont ve sense..boko haram released 82...why cant they negotiate to release all...why releasin them in batches?are they waiting for admission?stupid govt...

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