Why Boko Haram kidnapped Chibok girls – Police Affairs Minister


Police Affairs Minister, Abdul-Jelili Adesiyan has said the Boko Haram sect abducted the schoolgirls of Chibok, Borno State to get global attention.

He told Daily Trust at the weekend that the seizure of the girls was to press home their demands which he describe as unknown and unorthodox.

The Minister while reiterating the commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan to have the girls returned safely, said his principal was concerned about the well-being of all Nigerians

Adesiyan accused the opposition of using the abduction of the schoolgirls to stop President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

He said: “But because the terrorists know no boundaries and want to kill anyhow to press home their demands which we don’t know, which are unorthodox, they can do anything so much that when they bomb churches, mosques and public places, it’s no longer novel.

“Of late, they kidnapped these schoolgirls for the whole world to listen to them. They (terrorists) started in the US, they went to England and they’re in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and everywhere.

“So, it’s not about targeting Nigeria. The only unfortunate thing that makes our own extraordinary is that the opposition, because of lack of patriotism, are orchestrating what’s happening here. They use it as an instrument to stop President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

“Terrorism didn’t start today, but they (the opposition) want to use it as an instrument for politics to get into power, and they call themselves progressives”.

Adesiyan said the opposition found it easy to be insulting and abusing Jonathan because of his magnanimity to respect the constitution.

He said the war against terrorism would be easier if all Nigerians are patriotic enough to give relevant information to the security agencies, stressing that if such other countries as America and Britain could overcome terrorism, Nigeria would also overcome it.

Adesiyan, however. who disagreed that the police were poorly funded, said while no amount of money could be enough for any agency; the government was focusing attention much more on the funding of the security system.


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