Cleric tasks governments over security of Nigerians

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LAGOS – The Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Monsignor Gabriel Osu, on Tuesday urged government at all levels to place high premium on security of lives and properties of Nigerians.

The director made the call in a statement against the background of national ill feelings concerning the continued disappearance of more than 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno, on April 14, 2014.

The cleric explained that effort should be made by the Federal, State and Local Governments to promote understanding, unity and among the citizens.

He said the students were abducted by the insurgents that declared against Nigerian state in the North East geopolitical zones.

Osu said that it was unfortunate that one year after sudden abduction from their school, the were yet to be rescued.

“It is more worrisome that in spite the fact that the Nigerian Army have liberated virtually all the towns and villages occupied by the insurgents, no clue has yet been made on the where about of the abducted girls.

“This makes one to wonder; is it that the girls have vanished into thin air or is it that the much publicized story of their abduction was a farce?

“These are just some puzzles plaguing most Nigerians at this period in time. Perhaps there is more to the whole incident than meets the eyes.

“But one thing is very clear: Even if the girls are found, many of them would not be the same again.

The cleric, who commiserated with the of the abducted girls, prayed that God would still bring them back safely.

“As for the families of the girls, my heart goes out to them even as I remember them always in my prayers.
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“They need the empathy and support of every one of us.

“Government must guide against such reckless invasion of our territorial integrity by terrorists,” Osu said. (NAN)
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