The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state has called on Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to apply same tactics for the early release of the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mohammed Sani Idris for the 136 Islamiyya Children and others who are still with their captives.
The PDP in a statement signed by its Chairman Barrister Tanko Beji and made available to Journalists urged Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to employ similar tactics to rescue the Tegina Islammiyya 136 kidnapped children, who have been held captive for over two months.
The Commissioner it should be recalled was released on Thursday night by 9.30 near Suleja where he told families and friends that he has forgiven his abductors.
According to Beji “we in the PDP value and see all lives as equal and wishe all persons, children, women, poor or rich, commissioner or cleaner to be given maximum state protection as that is what a responsible government does.
“We were eye witnesses to American Government sending elite forces to Nigeria, flying over 20 hours with every military might, just to rescue its citizen from the clutches of terrorists, same attention and alacrity should be given to not just a kidnapped commissioner but all citizens especially poor children of Tegina”.
However, in a statement issued by a member of the family, Ado Ada, it was claimed that the Commissioner’s release was wholly the family’s efforts and that no ransom was paid.
Beji while praying that the 136 Islamiyya Children and others return soonest safely, urged the Commissioner for Information and Strategy to seek medical attention so as to enable him return back to his desk.
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