The Principal, Ronik Group of Schools, Ejigbo, Lagos, Mrs. Mogbonjubola Ejirinde, has called on security operatives to deal with the suspected Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, the way the United States Government dealt with Osama bin Laden.
The educationist also urged the Federal Government to use underground tactics to secure the release of the abducted female pupils of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
Boko Haram members invaded the school last April 14 and forcibly took away no fewer than 200 pupils of the school from their hostels.
Ejirinde said, “The anguish and pain that parents of these girls are going through is better imagined than experienced. The girls themselves will be traumatised, having been away from home for several weeks. What the government needs to do is to review its strategies.
“It is not reasonable to exchange the girls for members of the sects. But I believe there was a way Americans dealt with Osama bin Laden. We can adopt that approach in dealing with the leader of the sect.’’
Osama bin Laden, head of the Islamic sect al-Qaeda, was killed in 2011 by the Navy Seal forces of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group in Abottabad, Pakistan.
She also warned the Federal Government against negotiating with the sect, saying, “They have refused all entreaties and their demands are most unrealistic.’’
Urging the Federal Government to reinforce security around schools in the region, she noted that failure to do so might affect the fresh government plan to increase school enrolment in the country.“Already, everyone is worried that school enrolment in the region is abysmal. With these abductions, it will get worse. I am also calling on all stakeholders not to frustrate the efforts of the government in bringing back the girls. It is important right now to focus on the girls and not politics,’’ she added