Buhari speaks on abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

Suicide bomb attacks and abductions have been the hallmarks of Boko Haram's bloody insurgency

Authorities had no credible information that those missing from the village of Dapchi were taken by Boko Haram, said Abdullahi Bego, a spokesman for the governor in Yobe state.

They not only booed the number one citizen of the state but threw stones and unsafe objects at his convoy, resulting in the destruction of some vehicles. But the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while speaking to journalists on Friday, apologized to villagers, admitting the girls were still unaccounted for.

"The unfortunate thing is that, rather for the government through the various security agencies rising up to the challenge over the years, schools in the area are still very vulnerable to attacks with the attendant abduction of pupils, especially girls".

Missing school girls: Yobe Govt. apologises over misleading statement - The Yobe Government on Thursday apologised for claiming that some of the abducted school girls at Government Girls College Dapchi had been rescued.

It was later reported that at least 30 girls of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, were still missing as at Wednesday evening.

He assured that government and security operatives would not rest on their oars until the missing girls were accounted for.

HURIWA alleged that the Yobe State governor is more focused on winning Senate seat for himself after 8 years as governor than providing security for the vulnerable school children especially the girls who are now endangered species in the hands of armed terrorists who have established a profitable business line in satanically abducting girls from schools.

"We had a report that these children were found at Gaidam and people celebrated".

"The list we have got now is one hundred and five students that have not been found up till today (yesterday)". You know how these politicians are.

He urged the authorities as well as the armed forces "to remain conscious of the fact that until every single inch of our territory is rid of Boko Haram control and people are free to engage in their various legitimate endeavours, "we can not be said to be out of the woods".

The parents of the missing girls broke into tears, Dapchi said, adding that the atmosphere turned chaotic.

"Many people broke into tears; some even collapsed", the parent said.

It was further learnt that all the efforts of the security men attached to the governor to use tear gas to disperse the angry crowd did little or nothing to stop them, as they destroyed no less than seven vehicles in the convoy. "The peace that we have been enjoying in this community was disrupted".

A teacher at the school, Amsani Alilawan, said there were soldiers in Dapchi until last month but they were then redeployed.

He said moments after the troops left, some residents gathered again but this time around they started protesting.

"He said no-one is really sure whether the girls were taken away by Boko Haram".

The statement also said it was unclear whether the students were abducted by the militants.



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