The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the abductors of school girls in Borno State to release them immediately and without conditions, in the spirit of the season.
In comments made by the party’s Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the dedication of the 150 million Naira Catholic Church in his hometown of Oro in Kwara State on Monday, the party said whatever grievances the abductors may have, they have nothing to do with innocent school girls.
It therefore urged the kidnappers to free the girls who remain in their custody and cease forthwith all acts of violence against innocent citizens.
”Violence has never resolved any issue. Dialogue is always the preferred and civilized way to go in resolving any conflict, no matter how difficult. We are therefore calling on those who have been perpetrating unbridled violence to stop their despicable acts and renounce violence,” APC said.
The party congratulated the Church on the successful completion of the magnificent edifice, and hailed it for forging the spirit of love, tolerance and peace within the community.
”It is noteworthy that the annual Ramadan Talk hosted by the APC’sInterim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is held within the church grounds. There is no better example of religious tolerance and commitment to societal peace than this,” it said.