Terrorism: Abike Dabiri-Erewa Urges Nigeria To Seek Outside Help

The Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday said, whatever strategy the Federal government was using to curb the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria was not  working hence the need to seek help of experts both within and outside Nigeria.

Dabri-Erewa who represents the Ikorodu Constituency of Lagos state, in the House of Representatives said that she was  worried that there was no compassion in governance in Nigeria anymore, portrayed by President Jonathan's partying in Kano, a day after the bomb blast that claimed the lives of Innocent Nigerians.

Speaking at a "Girls in ICT Day" workshop at the Sheraton Hotels Lagos, the Lawmaker  described President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to Kano to sing and dance a day after the Nyanya bombing and on a day 234 girls were abducted in Borno as insensitive, callous, preposterous and very very annoying.

She called on President Jonathan to apologize not only to the families and victims of the Nyanya bombings but also to the families of the abducted girls and to all Nigerian women.

She also called on all mothers to be united and mobilise in demanding and pleading for the release of the abducted girls.

She noted that the need for Nigeria to seek outside help had become necessary following continued attacks on Nigeria by the Boko Haram sect.

" There are Nigerian experts on security in diaspora that could be contacted/consulted  by government to assist.

"The recent bombing in Nyanya, an outskirt of the Federal Capital territory and the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Borno has shown that efforts by the nation's security do not seem to be working effectively.

"The fight on terrorism is yet to curb the insurgency situation in Nigeria and such huge security challenge cannot be allowed to continue.

"Nigeria needs assistance even from security experts across the globe that must not necessarily be Nigerians" she said.

She also decried the abduction of innocent little girls by the Boko Haram sect and appealed to them to set them free.

"The little ones are the hope and future of this nation. We cannot sit and watch them being destroyed daily," she further stated.