June 20, 2014 | General News
Chibok: 219 girls confirmed still missing as Jonathan receives Committee’s report
Jonathan who spoke while receiving the Committee’s report further said that henceforth school owners especially in the North East who want to keep students in boarding houses must be ready to put in place basic security provisions that would ensure the students’ safety.He said while he was not expecting that such school owners should secure the services of a battalion of soldiers, the presence of five policemen in Chibok school could have saved the situation on the night of the mass abduction.He said, “Everybody that own schools, especially in the North East, if they must keep students in boarding, there must be a basic security provision.“I am not expecting a battalion of army in the schools but even if we had five policemen guiding that school that night, the students could not have been deceived into believing that the insurgents were taking them into protective custody.“The story is that the abductors came in military uniforms and told the students that they are taking them to safety so that they won’t be attacked by Boko Haram.“If there were at least five policemen on duty that night, they would have alerted the students. Even if there would be abduction, the number could not have been as high as this.”Describing terrorism as a sad event, Jonathan said it was painful for him because as he was talking, the girls were still in the hands of criminal elements. Likening the situation to a country at war, the President said he would not rest on his oars until terror is crushed in the country because Nigeria could no longer live “with the monster called Boko Haram.” While saying that terror attack anywhere is an attack on everyone, Jonathan assured Nigerians that evil that the Boko Haram sect represent would not last forever.