Dapchi Kidnap: Buhari opts for negotiation

On Tuesday, Parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe poured out their heart, and appreciated President Buhari for considering the option of negotiation rather than the use of military force to rescue the missing girls.

They expressed that it was the option which guarantees for the safe return of the girls.


The President on Monday, while receiving US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said the federal government had considered the option of negotiation to rescue the abducted students.


The Chairman of the parents association of the abducted schoolgirls, Alhaji Bashir Manzo said it was a better idea and they are all in support.

“This is a welcome development and we are happy about it” He said

“Use of force, as the only option, will result in death of many of the girls while negotiation provides for their safe return.”

“The fact that the insurgents provide room for negotiation gives us hope for safe return of our daughters.”


The chairman emphasized that since there was a chance for a negotiation that government should go for dialogue to hasten return of the girls


Secretary Dapchi Youth Development Association Alhaji Baba Shehu also feels the same way that negotiation option was a healthy development.


“Government should deploy resources at its disposal to take this advantage and ensure safe return of the girls” he said.


One parent Alhaji Ali Mohammed who was a father of eight of the students also preferred negotiation as the only safe option for the insurgents to release the girls, saying he was happy “government has considered this option of negotiation”.


Another parent of the victim Maryam Alkali, a mother, said every other parent would appreciate the option that will bring the girls back home safely.


“Let me state without fear of contradiction that every mother of the abducted girls will now have a strong hope for reunion with these girls” she said.


“If government had resorted to military option alone, it may jeopardize the safety of the girls, so the option of negotiation is a welcome development.” Another parent said


However, parents appeals to government to take strong precautionary measures in safeguarding every school in the country, especially those in the Northeast.



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