Friday, July 25, 2014

Why We Are Slow In Rescuing Chibok Girls- Presidency

The Presidency, yesterday, gave an insight into why the Federal Government was slow at rescuing the over 200 Government Secondary School girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.

According to the Presidency, the present slow and steady method became imperative to avoid a repeat of the 2004 experience when 300 children were killed in an attempt by Russians to free hostages held by Chechens in the North Caucasus region of Russia.


Speaking yesterday at a Chatham House lecture series held at the Royal institute of International Affairs in London, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, said that the Nigerian military, other security agencies as well as their international allies, have the wherewithal to secure the freedom of the over 200 Chibok girls from their abductors, but would like to thread with caution because making Nigeria and Nigerians happy at the end of the day would be to bring back the girls alive to reunite with their families.

Dr Okupe who spoke on Priorities and Progress in Nigeria: Imperatives for stability and Growth, described tackling the current insecurity in the North Eastern part of the country as the major priority of the Federal Government. He, however, lamented that the various acts of insurgency were slowing down growth in other equally important sectors of the economy.


According to Okupe: “We are taking advantage of the offers from our international military and intelligence allies to get a greater understanding of the landscape and identify key locations . We are also working with our neighbours to secure the borders and limit the movements of the Boko Haram fighters,” Okupe said.

23 comments:

  1. This okupe is nothing but an overfed bloated pig would he take things slowly if it were his daughters disgusting excuse of a man! He just gets fatter and fatter as time goes by,it is your gluttony that will kill you doyin okupe mark my word may you also be kidnapped and raped repeatedly for 100 days!bringbackourgirls

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    1. Please take things easy on Okupe, I wonder why you had to resort to curses

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    2. Okupe's job as Jonathan's special adviser or whatever is one of the most abused in recent times

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    3. I don't know you but by this comment it is clear that you lack intelligence of any sort.

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    4. You are always when it comes to reacting to emergencies

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    5. For the first time since I have been listening to this man, he has spoken the truth

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    6. Anonymous 9;15. Are you his abandoned wife ? U speak with so my hate. Take it easy ooo

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    7. Lol! Why are you abusing the person who made the comment,na lie? if na him dem kidnap for 100 days e fit say make dem take it slow to rescue him?! msheww true talk jor

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    8. What you guys have to understand is that this is a battle against terrorists.. not just Muslims.. If they don't take it easy, those girls will be killed.. If it were about kidnapping nd ransom, am sure it would have been settled a long time ago.. If only we Nigerians can quit cursing and hating and believe in our leaders for once. I think things would get better.. #ourgirlswillbebroughtbackcosGodisalive#

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  2. Okupe is slow when it comes to positive things that will improve the lives of Nigerians; but when it comes to replying or issuing a response to Ezekwesili, he is swift

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  3. I wish everyone see this man as an idiot.

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  4. Yet another excuse, and still counting

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  5. Just so sad cos most of those girls wld hve bn raped impregnated nd if possible infected with all sorts. Some of the girls might even be pregnant by now!
    FG pls hurry up nd BBC.

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  6. Poor girls. 102 days away from your loved ones with a bunch of bandits. Poor poor girls. In this rainy season. How do the eat, sleep e.t.c? I really feel for them. So depressing.

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  7. You are slow because your government has no clue!

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  8. I am sure they won't slow down things if one of their kids is among the girls

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  9. As a matter of fact, you are slow in everythin

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  10. Because you and the rest of your colleagues in government are only concerned about your selfish interests

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  11. Awon Baba go slow!

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