Dapchi School Girls Kidnap: 110 Students Still Missing.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State, are still missing after Boko Haram terrorists invaded their school on Monday, 19th February, 2018.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the figure after a meeting in Damaturu between a Federal Government Delegation and representatives of Yobe state government, the college, the parents, security agencies and Bursari local government, where Dapchi is situated.
He said, based on the briefings from the Principal of the College, Hajia Adama Abdulkarim, and the state Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lami, 110 out of 906 students, have not been accounted for.
Alhaji Mohammed also announced that the Federal Government has directed the police and civil defence authorities in Yobe State to immediately deploy their personnel to all the schools in the state in order to ensure the security and safety of the students and their staffers.
The Minister disclosed that the Federal Government has stepped up efforts to rescue the girls and return them safely to their parents, saying the security agencies are working on many leads regarding the whereabouts of the girls.
For his part, the Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Danbazau said the delegation embarked on the trip in order to get the facts right ”so that the approach to the solution can be correct”. (NAN)