Former Lagos CP,Abubakar Tsav, lauds FG on Dapchi schoolgirls
March 22, 2018
Mr Abubakar Tsav, a former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for working tirelessly to secure the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.
Tsav, currently the Public Complaints Commissioner, overseeing Benue, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi, that the efforts showed the commitment of the Federal Government to securing lives and property.
He also hailed security agencies and others who contributed to the girls’ release.
Tsav, thanked Boko Haram for returning the girls unhurt, and urged them to surrender their arms to end their violence.
“I appeal to them to end the violent campaign now,” he said.
Tsav said that the abduction of the girls showed huge security lapse on the part of those responsible for their protection.
He urged security agencies to tighten security all over the country to prevent a recurrence.
Tsav also called for community policing to prevent criminal elements from inflicting harm on communities.
“The fight against insurgency should include every person, and every person should display love, unity, honesty and patriotism devoid of ethnic and religious bigotry.
“Let us stand in unity and love and eschew violence,” he urged.
NAN reports that the Federal Government on Wednesday confirmed the release of 76 of the 110 abducted girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe.
A statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Abuja, said that the 76 girls were released from captivity in the early hours of Wednesday.
Mohammed confirmed that the 76 girls were those who had been documented so far, adding that the process for the release of others was ongoing.
‘‘The girls were released around 3 a.m. through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country,” the minister said.
Mohammed confirmed that the girls were not handed over to anyone but dropped off in Dapchi.