The police, on Wednesday, confirmed that 111 girls were still unaccounted for, following Boko Haram attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, on Monday. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, while fielding questions from newsmen in Damaturu, the state capital.
THE PUNCH reveals 48 Schoolgirls Found, 46 Still Missing, Says Yobe Govt. Forty-eight of the missing 94 pupils of the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, have come out of hiding. The Yobe State Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lamin, who stated this in Damaturu, added that the state government had organised search parties to look for the remaining 46 pupils.
Troops last night rescued Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, Yobe State, pupils who were reportedly kidnapped by Boko Haram. According to THE NATION, the school was attacked on Monday night by the terrorists, who took away some of the girls. The state government put the figure of the girls that were missing at 50. A statement last night by Abdullahi Bego, Spokesman to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, said: “The Yobe State Government hereby informs the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday have been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted them.
Boko Haram Attack On Yobe School: Army Rescues Abducted Girls heads NEW TELEGRAPH. Some of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State have been rescued by the Nigerian Army. Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, Director General to Yobe State governor on Press Affairs, who disclosed this yesterday, admitted that some of the schoolgirls were actually abducted by Boko Haram on Monday.
The VANGUARD goes with a more dramatic headline reading; Boko Haram Invasion: 111 Yobe Schoolgirls Not Accounted For- Yobe Police Boss. NO less than 111 schoolgirls of the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State cannot be accounted for in the aftermath of an invasion by Boko Haram insurgents Tuesday night, according to the state Police Commissioner, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu. This is as President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed the military and other security agencies to take charge and control of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
Boko Haram Attack: 111 Schoolgirls Still Missing is written boldly on DAILY SUN. Commissioner of Police in Yobe State, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, disclosed yesterday that 111 girls are still unaccounted for, in the aftermath of Monday’s attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi. Sumonu stated this when he spoke with newsmen in Damaturu. “815, out of the 926 students, were physically seen in the school, as at Tuesday. “There are reports that more girls have returned to the school after the head count. According to him, there were no abductions or deaths inside the school. “I asked the school’s principal if there were abductions or deaths in the school and she said ‘no.’ I am not unaware of the rumours going on; l want to appeal to the press and the society to please, cooperate with the security agencies in this situation,” he said. Boko Haram stormed the school on Monday evening and thereafter, 94 girls reportedly went missing. Locals initially said the girls and their teachers fled the attack. Boko Haram gained worldwide notoriety on April 14, 2014, when the insurgents stormed a girls’ secondary school in Chibok, Borno State and kidnapped 276 girls.
Moving to the Presidency, DAILY INDEPENDENT reveals 2019: Buhari Loyalists Under Fire At Senate. President Muhammadu Buhari’s detractors in the Senate have come for the jugular of their pro-Buhari colleagues for opposing the re-ordering of the election sequence which the parliament last week passed in a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010.
Senators Indict, Sack Election Sequence Dissenter, Adamu. According to THE GUARDIAN, the crisis in the Senate over the order of next year’s general elections took a new twist yesterday as the Northern Senators’ Forum announced the removal of its chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa). Former Sokoto State governor, Senator Aliu Wammako (Sokoto North), was immediately announced as a replacement. Adamu’s removal was hinged on an alleged mismanagement of N70 million handed to him by the forum’s former leadership under the seventh Senate.
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