Catholic group protests abduction of Chibok school girls




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IJEBU-ODE –  A group,  , Development and Peace Commission (JDPC)   Ijebu-Ode Catholic Diocese, Ogun, on Thursday intensify efforts in the  rescue the abducted  girls in Chibok, Borno.
200 girls were abducted by the  sect on April 14.
 JDPC organised a protest in  Ijebu-Ode metropolis  mark  50 days   the .
JPDC Director, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ngoyi,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the protest Nigerians must not relent until the girls were brought back alive.
“We have waited for 50 days now and we  think the situation warrants urgency ever before in ensuring these girls are rescued.
“Of course, we do not advocate them being rescued with force as this may jeopardise their safety,” Ngoyi said.
He said JDPC would support government in its effort rescue the girls even if it meant adopting a negotiation strategy with the insurgents.
Ngoyi also said government needed to diversify its strategy in reducing unemployment if it were to surmount security challenges.
“The people have the right to have a responsive government, cares, while the ’ responsibility is to ensure government does its job,” he said.
The , however, advised  Nigerians  not to laws into their hands self help, but rather report any suspicion of vice to the appropriate authorities for immediate action. (NAN