By Omogbolahan Adisa
President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that his administration has put every security agency on alert with a view to rescuing the abducted school girls from Government Secondary Schools, Chibok, Borno State, northeast Nigeria.
This was the submission of the President when the delegation of 21 Senators from the country’s Upper Legislative Chamber visited him in Aso Rock on the night of Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 for his reaction on the matter.
The Senate delegation was led by the Senate President, Senator David Mark and it include among others Senators like: Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere, Senator Sola Adeyeye, Senator Zainab Kure, Senator Esther Nenadi Usman, Senator James Manager, Senator Chris Anyanwu, Senator Buka Abba Ibrahim, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Barnabas Gemade, Senator Eyinaya Abaribe, Senator Ali Ndume and Senator Ahmed Za’nah.
Senator Babafemi Ojudu who spoke exclusively to thegazellenews.com stated that the delegation told the President that Nigerians are not happy that the girls have been abducted and that there seems to be no particular response from the Federal Government.
According to him, the meeting was a frank one where members of the delegate conveyed the fears of the people over the matter to the president.
Senator Ojudu stated further that the President also expressed sadness at the abduction of the girls and as a parent himself, he equally felt the pains of the parents and relatives of the abducted girls.
“The President assured that all security agencies have been put on alert while every step is being taken to ensure that all the girls are not only rescued but also returned safe and sound to their parents,” Senator Ojudu told thegazellenews.com.
He stated further that members of the delegation impressed it on the President of the need to inform the public the steps being taken to rescue the abducted girls noting the seeming silence on the part of the government is creating anger in the country with most Nigerians seeing the government as being insensitive to the plight of the girls.