A Public Affairs Analyst, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has urged the authorities handling the rescue activities to put up the pictures of the over 200 abducted Chibok girls on social media (twitter,blackberry, facebook) and everywhere across the nation.
He said that having the picture everywhere would help Nigerians identify the girls if the members of the Boko Haram sect decides to split the girls. “The pictures will help provide information on the abducted girls,” he said.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Gbadamosi criticised the alleged rumours that the girls’ abduction was a scam. He stated that the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima went to London searching for “Borehole Engineers” that would help in the search of the girls.
Mr Gbadamosi called on Nigerians to support the security operatives in the rescue mission, pointing out that the operatives are at risk of losing their lives while searching for the girls.
On the reports that some generals are allegedly selling weapons to Boko Haram, he condemned the act and further pointed out that equipment and information about troops were also sold to the insurgents, calling it an “internal sabotage”.
He also stressed the need for the security agents to be adequately provided for with mechanisms needed in fighting the insurgency.
Stressing the need for the insurgency to be tackled with intensified effort, he stressed that “certain kind of people need to be excluded from combat zones, command positions and security sensitive positions” in order for the security agents to tackle the insurgents effectively.
He also criticised those that are not being sincere about the abduction. “Different sides to the story make it look untrue which is why some people believe its a scam,” he said.