An ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives has been set up to investigate the events surrounding the February 19 kidnap of 110 girls from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, by Boko Haram insurgents. The committee is chaired by Hon Buba Yusuf-Yakub.
Yusuf-Yakub, speaking to national assembly correspondents, said the kidnap raises serious questions about the nation’s security apparatus. “It suggests that our security challenges as a nation have become nastier and frighteningly comprehensive to such an extent that life in Nigeria has become short and brutish.”
He said the committee will interview military chiefs, parents of the abducted girls, the police and other stakeholders they believe can provide the House with firsthand and valuable information.
“The committee will, at the end of this important national assignment, express its opinion, apportion blame where necessary and make recommendations,” he added.