… says schoolgirls now sex slaves
Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The 6th Anambra State House of Assembly has called for the outright sacking of all heads of security agencies in the country over what it described as the inability of the security agencies to guarantee internal security and protection of the citizenry.
The call is coming on the heels of the recent abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi Yobe state.
The lawmakers in very strong terms condemned the abduction of the schoolgirls saying that the federal government and the security agencies had failed in their responsibilities to guarantee the security of lives and property in the country.
Moving a motion on the outright condemnation of the kidnap of the Dapchi schoolgirls, Obinna Chris Emeneka of Anambra-east state constituency explained that Nigerians were living in fear due to the prevalence of security lapses across the country.
Emeneka who spoke so passionately while presenting his motion on Wednesday on the floor of the House, said while the nation could not account for the whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls, the country had plunged itself into another misfortune with the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls.
Timothy Ifedioramma representing Njikoka 1 state constituency while contributing to the discussions, opined that it was sad that the security system in Nigeria had collapsed. He said that the federal government had failed Nigerians judging from the incessant terror and mayhem unleashed on the citizenry by the Boko Haram sect and other militia groups.
Ifedioramma therefore expressed worry that schoolgirls had been turned into sex slaves, pointing out that security outfits in the country must be proactive and assure Nigerians that they are capable of providing security to Nigerians wherever they are in the country.
On the other hand, the lawmaker representing Dunukofia state constituency Lawrence Ezeudu maintained that heads of security agencies in the country should be sacked forthwith, adding that there was no excuse whatsoever for kidnapping schoolgirls anywhere in Nigeria.
Ezeudu who said that the nation should be ashamed of itself, noted that all the commissions of inquiry set up by the federal government to investigate issues of abduction and other offences against the state had come to nothing.
The Speaker of the House Rita Maduagwu together with other legislators called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the Dapchi schoolgirls and others still in captivity regain freedom.