Dapchi kidnap was real, Presidency replies PDP


Following allegations by the opposition People’s Democratic Party PDP that the recently released school girls of the Government Technical College Dapchi Yobe state was stage managed, the presidency has reacted calling the allegations frivolous but not surprising as it was coming from an opposition which had been very reckless on matters of national security.

Speaking last night to journalists in Lagos, Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu urged Nigerians not to politicize the abduction and release, as it could never have been orchestrated by government.

“The thing is that it is inconceivable that any leader with conscience will orchestrate this against its own people. But again this shouldn’t surprise us because we have seen it happening in America. When the Twin Towers were bombed, conspiracy theorists said that President Bush bombed the Twin Towers which killed 3000 people in order to undermine Islam or to create justification for the war against Iraq.

“So it is not surprising that conspiracy theorists would look at President Buhari and said that he orchestrated this. This did not happen. It is not true and it cannot happen. I think what is happening is that our political opponents especially PDP which has been very reckless on matters of national security.

“They thought the Dapchi girls would give them an easy pass to power and that President Buhari can be equated morally and politically to their rotten government. Now they have lost a plot. They have to go and look for how to win power. How can they beat Buhari in infrastructure? How can they beat Buhari in the fight against corruption? How can they beat Buhari in securing this country and beating back Boko Haram? Those are the challenges we give back to them,” he said.

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