The Cross river state Director General for Due process and price intelligence bureau, Hon.Barrister Alphonsus Ogar Eba
has commended the Federal Government for securing the release of 0ver 100 students of the Dapchi Girls Science and Technical College from the Boko Haram insurgents.
He described the release as a welcome development and yet another feat achieved by the Nigerian Army.
The over 100 school girls who were abducted by the militants more than three weeks ago, were released after sensitive security approach with the militants.
The Director General ,Hon.Barrister Alphonsus Ogar Eba commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, security operatives, and the International bodies over the release of the girls.
Eba made the commendation in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Egbara Emmanuel.
He expressed delight at the development, saying that the prayers and well-wishes of Nigerians and the global community had led to the return of “more of our daughters.’’
“As a father, I can’t help but feel delighted and excited at the release of the over 100 schoolgirls.
“When they were taken from us, the whole world joined in demanding for their return.
“Now, it is a testament to the tenacity and commitment of the Nigrrian Army.
The DG called on federal government to provide “psychological treatment and counseling’’ for the released girls.
According to him, urgent psychological treatment and counseling will help to ascertain the mental condition of the girls as well as help to stabilise their emotions.
He described the release of the abducted girls a welcome development but stressed the need for proper machinery to be put in place such as a Trauma Centre for the victims.
He said reintegrating the released girls into the society would be a tool in restoring their dignity.
“There is need for therapy and psychological support for the girls and their parents.
“All hands must be on deck to ensure that the girls are reintegrated and also returned to their schools.
Eba described the efforts that led to their release as commendable, as well as the right steps in the right direction.
He said that all the people and institutions responsible for the release of the girls had earned the commendation of the world.
“Basically, it is a total commendation for our security agencies.
“Their return is a big relief to their parents and the country,’’ Eba said.
“I was happy when I heard the news this morning. We pray that God will continue to strengthen government’s efforts at the release of these children,’’ He said.
Egbara Emmanuel Ikaba, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.