Yobe: 94 Girls Reported Missing After Boko Haram Attack On School

Yobe: 94 Girls Reported Missing After Boko Haram Attack On School

By Aaron Abraham | Staff Reporter on February 20, 2018
Government Giris Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe, Boko HaramGovernment Giris Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe, Boko Haram
Chief of Army Staff , Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on a tour of villages suffering from Boko Haram attacks, August 23, 2015 (DHQ Photo)

Ninety four students are still missing following an attack by suspected Boko haram members on Government Giris Secondary School Dapchi, in Yobe state on Monday, February 19, 2018.

A source in the school told Daily Trust that the number of missing students was realized after an afternoon roll call on the students.

“After the roll call, 610 out the total number of 704 students have returned. We are still searching for the remaining 94 students”, he said.

On whether the students were abducted, he said, “We cannot say, because the insurgents went into the students hostel, and many of these students scaled fence to the bushes. Until final list of these students no one can tell if they are abducted or not”.

He said some parents have also reported to the school authority that there children had reached their homes safely, “And, we are calling on parents to help the school update its list by reporting immediately if their children arrived home safely.”

The State Commissioner of Education, who is outside the state on official assignment, said a competent team has been dispatched to the school.

“The team is profiling the students to know those who are missing? And, how many of them were able to return or ran to their families at home”, he said.

Abdumaliki Sunmonu, the police commissioner, Yobe State command, said there has been no case of abduction in the girls school.

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