The Nigerian military must intensify effort at rescuing the 105 students of Science College, Dapchi, Yobe, abducted by insurgents.

Otherwise, the next few months will be tough for them and their efforts in recent years will amount to insignificant history.

Different political and non-political organisations are concerned about the abduction and the latest to speak out is the Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA).

The party made an appeal in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Tosin Adeyanju, on Sunday in Abuja.

It expressed sadness over the abduction of the girls, saying it is a setback from the gains so far recorded in the fight against Boko Haram in the North-East.

The good side is that they are still confident that the present leadership of the military would rescue the girls.

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“This abduction is a further reminder that we should not allow the education of our children to be threatened anywhere in Nigeria, which is the ultimate goal of Boko Haram.”

The party wants the Federal Government to rise to the occasion and protect all schools from the criminals “who do not mean well for Nigeria”.

“In moving forward, the Federal Government must provide adequate security in all schools across the nation in other to avoid this national embarrassment in future.

“Government must also develop a new strategy in tackling the latest schemes of these elements,” it said.

The party also urged Nigerians to assist security agencies with useful information that could lead to the rescue of the abducted students, saying “security is everybody’s business”.

How long Nigerians’ patience will last is what the Army cannot afford to test.


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