Senate President, David Mark, has described the abduction of the secondary school girls by members of Islamist sect Bokoo Haram, as sacrilegious, just as unconfirmed reports say members of the sect, have threatened to kill the abducted students, should the search to recover them continue.
The Senate President, Senator David Mark has described as sacrilegious the abduction of the female students and called for their release.
In a statement by his Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, in Abuja, yesterday, Mark said the abduction was embarrassing and that no nation that had the desire to develop would indulge in such dastardly act.
He therefore pleaded with the captors to listen to the voices of reason and release the teenagers.
“Senator Mark imagined the harrowing experience the students had been subjected to by their captors and the mental and psychological torture parents and guardians of the students had faced.”
He said no nation could justify the abduction of the children whose only offence was that they chose to go to school to better their lots and contribute to the socio-economic and political development of their fatherland.
Mark said: “It is a sad commentary and a terrible assault on our psyche as a people. In the good old days of Nigeria this was a taboo and unarguably unheard of.”
The Senate President canvassed for synergy between and among security agencies, especially in the area of information gathering and sharing to facilitate their rescue, stressing that the deteriorating situation was making a mockery of the nation.