Army rescues missing Yobe schoolgirls
Written by Morenike Adebayo on February 22, 2018
The Nigerian Army has rescued some of the abducted Government Girls Science Technical College, Yobe after their school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday.
A statement issued last night by the Director-General Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, Abdullahi Bego, said the girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army. However, the number of girls rescued has not been ascertained.
While the state government promised to provide more details about their number and condition in due course, Governor Gaidam said he is monitoring the situation closely. He also commended the gallantry and hard work of the soldiers involved in the operation.
The girls went missing three days ago after members of the outlawed group invaded their school in Dapchi, the headquarters of Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State. Following the attack, the governor confirmed that at least fifty girls were yet to be found out of the nine hundred and twenty-six students in the school.
Worried by the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the military and other security agencies to take control at the school.