Boko Haram: FG releases more details on Dapchi girls

More details were given on the 110 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, declared missing after the terrorists group, Boko Haram, struck on Monday February 19.

The details are contained in a list released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who was on the federal government’s delegation to Yobe on an on-the-spot assessment.

Mohammed said the list was received from Yobe State government and it shows the name, age and class of each of the missing students.

Also on the list are the contact addresses and phone numbers of the girls.

Eight of the girls are in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS3, 40 in SS1, 19 in SS2 and 14 in SS3.

Their ages are between 11 and 19.

The list was verified by the 26-member Screening Committee made up of the Executive Secretary, State Teaching Service Board, Musa Abdulsalam; Director, Schools’ Management, Ministry of Education, Shuaibu Bulama; Principal of GGSTC, Adama Abdulkarim; the two Vice Principals, Ali Musa Mabu and Abdullahi Sule Lampo; Admission Officer, Bashir Ali Yerima, and the Form Masters for all the classes.

In a relative development, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has relocated to Yobe to oversee the rescue operation of the girls.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), a few days ago, intensified efforts aimed at rescuing the girls.

More of its air assets were deployed for the operation.


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