Governor Abubakar Bello has lamented the lack of support from the Federal Government in the rescue efforts of 41 persons abducted from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of the state on February 17th.
Bello said this on Thursday while receiving the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu who was in the state to commiserate with him on the abduction.
Hinting that ransom may be involved in retrieving the abducted children, he said the government has been left to shoulder all the financial responsibility.
“So where is the support”, he queried, adding that “at the moment we have not seen any Federal support here since this incident occurred. Yes we had a delegation that came to commiserate with us, but we are left to ourselves”.
At the moment, we do not feel any Federal presence here. The Inspector-General of Police sent us four mobile units but we are to shoulder the financial responsibilities. So, where is the support? There is no support from anyone.
“Yes, we had a delegation (Federal Government delegation) that came to visit and commiserate with us but that was all.
“So, we are left to ourselves,” he said.