Yobe attack: FG confirms abduction of 110 schoolgirls


The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students were kidnapped after suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State.

Addressing reporters in the state on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said: “As of today (February 25), we cannot account for 110 students.”

Dapchi is 100kilometers north of Damaturu, the state capital, and it remains one major town that before now, have not experienced an attack by the Boko Haram insurgents.

There have been conflicting figures of the abducted girls since suspected members of the outlawed group stormed the school on Monday last week.

The attack sparked mixed reactions in the country while President Muhammadu Buhari sent a delegation to the school to ascertain the situation there and report back to him.

Barely four days after the first visit, Mohammed a delegation of the Federal Government to the state to meet with the State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, as well as representatives of the Dapchi community and security agencies.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed additional air assets, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, to the North East in a renewed effort at locating the missing girls.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.


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