Islamic group says heads should roll over abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Nigeria

JNI kicked against inquiry launched by President Buhari insisting that heads must roll to serve as example for the 110 girls' abduction.

A Muslim group headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, based in Northern Nigeria has said heads must roll for the abduction of 110 schoolgirls from a school in Dapchi in Yobe State.

The group known as Jama’atu Nasril Islam kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari’s response to the abduction saying inquiry is not the only way to go rather heads should roll and individuals should pay for their negligence or other faults.

In a statement signed by the group’s Secretary General, Dr Khalid Aliyu, JNI said an example must be set with the abduction.

“An example must be set – heads must roll for this negligence. Inquiry is not the only way to go,’’ the statement by JNI said.

Continuing, JNI said: “In fact, a serious government would have by now put in jail and suspended all negligent security and political chiefs who could and should have protected these innocent children, rather than the rigmarole setting up of an investigative panel.’’

The group further urged the Federal Government to immediately rescue all the girls while it appealed to Nigerians to continue to pray for their return.

Lawmaker insists kidnapped girls are still in Yobe

Goni Bukar-Lawan, the representative of Dapchi community in the chamber, has said the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram are still within Yobe.

Goni claimed the abducted girls are being kept in an area dominated by the terrorists and known as Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government Area of the State.

“We have an idea that they are in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government. The military is aware that Boko Haram has been in that place for over four years. They live in that place like their own city,” Goni told The Nation newspaper.

Continuing, he said: “This issue is beyond the military that we have in Yobe … It is not the issue of sending 10 policemen or 20 soldiers. It is a matter of commitment. That is what we need. If they like, let them give me the uniform and I will wear it and go and show them the place.

“Even the day of the incident, the chairman, member, House of Assembly and I went to Gumsa because we had information that three of the girls died along the way and they were thrown away but it was wrong information.”

Goni also said he is willing to go and show the military where the girls are being kept, of given military uniform.

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