110 Dapchi Schoolgirls: Search Party Extends To Chad, Niger, Cameroon

110 Dapchi Schoolgirls: Search Party Extends To Chad, Niger, Cameroon

By Wires Editor | The Trent on March 4, 2018
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The continuous search for the 110 abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, GGSTC, Dapchi, Yobe State, has been extended to the neighboring countries, the federal government has revealed.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, March 2, 2018, by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, said top military and security officials on Thursday, March 1, 2018, traveled to the North-east to add urgency to the search, which has now been extended beyond the North-east countries.

The officials include the nation’s top military officer and Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Tukur Buratai and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura.

They joined the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, who had earlier relocated to the North-east, as well as the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, who has also visited the countries.

The Federal Government had earlier released the names and other details of the 110 girls who have yet to be accounted for, following the attack on the GGSTC, Dapchi, Yobe State, on Monday, February 19, 2018.

The panel set up by the Federal Government to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls was inaugurated on Thursday by the NSA.

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