Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
Following the reports of 3 girls abducted from Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu, Lagos State, the House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated the Inspector – General of the Police, Solomon Arase to intensify efforts to ensure that they are returned.
The girls are reported to have been kidnapped by heavily Armed men at about 8pm.
The resolution by the House was sequel to a motion on matters of urgent public importance entitled “urgent need to seek the release of abducted female of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu” sponsored by Babjimi Benson.
“More than 24 hours after the sad incidence, the Nigeria Police Force and other concerned agencies of government have not been able to reunite the abducted girls with their parents.
“Worried that the incidence of insecurity in Ikorodu Federal Constituency is becoming worrisome as the security agencies of government are finding it difficult to protect lives and properties, “Benson told the House.
He said the perpetrators should be caught and death with accordingly.
Contributing to the motion, Ekpoattai Ime said that it is sad for a mother not to know where her child is adding that is against God and humanity.
“I urge this Honourable house and the IGP to intensify efforts to recover the girls. Girls are now kidnapped everyday in Nigeria even women, this is sad, “she said.
The House which adopted the motion when it was to a voice vote also mandated the Police and other agencies to step up strict surveillance in Ikorodu and all schools in the state to avoid similar occurrence.
Aisha Dukku said it is important that the House visits the school and the parents.
The House will also setup a special committee that will go to Lagos and interface with State’s Police Command and the school on the matter.