Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, yesterday commended the role of the Nigerian media in rescuing Ese Oruru from the hands of her abductors.
According to a statement issued by IYC spokesman, Comrade Eric Omare, the role the media played has once again demonstrated to the world the crucial role of the media in national development.
The IYC noted that, “We call on the media to continue to play its role as the fourth estate of the realm and the conscience of the Nigerian society. The media has always been worthy partners in the fight for a better Nigeria.”
The IYC, however, condemned the poor response of the Nigeria Police to the kidnap of Miss Oruru, noting that if the police were up to theit duty, the girl would have been released long ago.
It therefore insisted that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, must bring those who masterminded the kidnap of Miss Oruru, including officials of the emir’s palace in Kano to justice in line with the anti-kidnapping law of Bayelsa State.
“This is the only way we can put a stop to such criminal conducts, especially considering the worry activities of Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country.
“We also frown at the cowardly statement credited to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Arase, before the release of Miss Oguru that her release was delayed because of the absence of the Emir of Kano.
“The IGP must note that nobody is above the law and that he is the chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” IYC averred.


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