Following the release of the 344 Kankara schoolboys, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticized former President Goodluck Jonathan.
MURIC criticized the former President for allegedly being undecided and pessimistic when Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014, while giving kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari for the successful rescue of the schoolboys.
Recall that the 344 boys who were abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State a week ago, returned yesterday, spending exactly one week in the hands of their abductors.
MURIC said this in a statement made available to Infosive on Saturday, and signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
“We note with every seriousness that the early return of the boys was made possible by Mr. President’s prompt action,” MURIC said.
According to MURIC, the fact that the army began chasing after the kidnappers very early made it possible for them to trace the abductors location.
“We are constrained to compare PMB’s prompt action in the Kankara boys’ affair to the costly procrastination exhibited by ex-President Jonathan after 276 Chibok girls were abducted on 14th April, 2014,” the group added.
“The former president was cynical and undecided. He continued to dilly-dally for about 21 days after the abduction while the army waited for his order.
“Jonathan set up a fact-finding committee nearly a month after the tragedy. This allowed the Boko Haram abductors to dig in,” MURIC said.
Recall that the bandits had on Friday night released the 344 students.