North­ern govs’ wives flay blast, school­girls ab­duc­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

The North­ern Gover­nor’s Wives Fo­rum yes­ter­day con­demned Mon­day’s Nyanya mo­tor park bomb­ing in Abuja which claimed many lives and Tues­day’s ab­duc­tion of sec­ondary school girls in Chi­bok vil­lage in Borno State.

A com­mu­niqué is­sued at the end of an emer­gency meet­ing of the fo­rum chaired by the wife of Benue State gover­nor, Mrs. Dooshima Suswam, in Makurdi yes­ter­day lamented the con­tin­ued in­se­cu­rity in the coun­try.

It urged se­cu­rity agencies not to re­lax but to en­sure that the ab­ducted girls are res­cued un­hurt, urg­ing Nige­ri­ans to de­sist from politi­ciz­ing the is­sue but of­fer so­lu­tions that would tackle prob­lems fac­ing the na­tion.

The fo­rum stressed the need for the Nige­rian Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vice to step up ef­forts to check the in­flux of for­eign­ers and goods into the coun­try as a way of stem­ming the tide. The fo­rum which com­mis­er­ated with fam­i­lies of vic­tims and prayed for the quick re­cov­ery of those in­jured in the blast, en­joined politi­cians to give more at­ten­tion to youth em­pow­er­ment so that they would not be lured into be­ing used as tools for vi­o­lence and other so­cial vices.

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