Nigeria's peculiar situation is always obvious when there is an unforeseen circumstance and again this has continued to play out one week and some days after Dapchi girls were abducted by members of Boko Haram. 

Security agencies have continued in blame game while days in captivities are gradually turning to weeks for the over 100 girls taking from their school's dormitory in Dapchi, Yobe State. 

This blame game is not what the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, will accommodate and he has a message for the security agencies that have devoted ample time in war of words. 

Mr Dogara wants the security agencies to take responsibility for failing to stop the abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe, on February 19 instead of spending time on blame game that does not favour the missing girls. 


He said that the buck-passing between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force was unacceptable.

In a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara said rather than trading blames, the security agencies should strengthen inter-agency collaboration towards rescuing the girls.

He said that the statements credited to the Army and the Police in which they tried to exonerate themselves from any culpability in the unfortunate abduction of the girls from their school were highly condemnable.

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“This is unacceptable and the House of Representatives, and indeed Nigerians, will hold the security agencies responsible. They all bear responsibility for this unfortunate incident.

“The traumatic experience of the Chibok abduction which is still fresh in our minds should have served as a warning signal to security agencies to provide adequate protection to all schools in the North-East.

“I want to use this medium to console the parents of the abducted girls and the entire Dapchi community over this unfortunate incident.

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“I also urge all Nigerians and people of goodwill from all over to pray for the safe return of the girls,” Dogara said.

No news have been heard about where the girls are at the moment and things are gradually heading the way the abduction of Chibok girls on April 14, 2014 was handled. 

Some of the girls abducted from their school in Chibok are still missing and again some more girls have gone missing. 

The army had in a statement addressed to the Governor of Yobe State said it could not provide security for all the schools in the northeast.