Don’t Politicise ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaign, NOA Boss Pleads

kidnap-girls-mothers-702x336The Coordinator of the National Information Centre and Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, has advised politicians in the country to desist from playing politics with the “bring back our girls” campaign.

The NOA boss stressed that troops were already in the forest searching for the abducted girls with additional support from friendly nations.

Omeri pleaded that such an issue of national importance should not be politicised.

According to him: “We appeal that this should not be politicised. Since we started this national briefing, no politician has accompanied us here because we are pursuing the Nigeria agenda”.

Omeri, however, commended the House of Representatives for its swift response to President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for the extension of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

He also disclosed that the extradition of Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya bombing, was almost completed and he would soon arrive the country.

Omeri added that a red alert had been issued on Rufai Abubakar Tsiga, the other fleeing co-conspirator of the deadly bombing and would be brought to justice as soon as he is apprehended.

Speaking on the abducted school girls, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba said investigation was still ongoing as the Federal Government hopes to achieve results as soon as possible.

Information Nigeria reports that “bring back our girls” with the hash tag, began as a social media in Nigeria to put pressure on government to do more in its effort to search and rescue the over 200 school girls abducted by Boko Haram more than a month ago in Chibok, Borno State.

As the online campaign gained prominence, the awareness soon hit the streets as Nigerians across the country organized peaceful protests to condemn the Boko Haram insurgency and urge government to redouble its efforts to “bring back our girls”.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, ex-Minister of Education, Dr (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili; Lagos Lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN); US First Lady, Michelle Obama and British Prime Minister, David Cameron, are some of the prominent personalities among several others, who are lending their voice to the “bring back our girls” campaign.

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