The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has said that the opposition party was playing politics with the abduction and the general security situation in the country.
The minister made the remark during a post Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he held that the Bring Back Our Girls protest had been hijacked by the opposition party.
“The money we are spending is to maintain security in states controlled by that party. So why do you come back and start playing politics?
“We are busy spending money to maintain security in those states. What have they done about it because 90 per cent of all insurgency is in states controlled by that party?
“Ninety per cent of those campaigning to bring back Chibok girls are members of that party, but the media will look the other way.
“Honestly, if we want this country to grow, we must ask the relevant questions’’, he said.
The Minister said the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls remained a priority of the Federal Government.
He contended that Borno, Yobe and Adamawa where the Boko Haram insurgents operated mainly were under the control of opposition party.
He decried the situation where some protesters were casting aspersions at the federal government instead of the abductors.