After Boko Haram Raid, Nigerians Try Again to Bring Girls Back

Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai
Daily Post

Almost 50 girls have been captured by the militant grout Boko Haram on Monday February 19 in Dapchi, a suburb of Yobe State in Nigreria.

The information minister, Lai Mohammed, said police and security officials had been deployed to schools in the state while efforts were being stepped up to rescue the missing girls.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who campaigned in 2015 on pledges to find the Chibok students, said Friday that as soon as he heard about the Dapchi attack, he had deployed security forces with instructions to "not spare any effort to ensure all the girls are returned safely".

The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday said the chief of air staff had "directed the immediate deployment of additional air assets and Nigerian Air Force personnel to the northeast with the sole mission of conducting day and night searches for the missing girls". The effort was complicated by some girls who had fled straight for their parents' farms outside of town in areas that have at best a poor cellphone network.

Not again! Boko Haram terrorist group abducts girls from school in Dapchi Village, Yobe State.

Frustrated and angry parents of the missing girls have since announced plans to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that was launched in 2014 when 270 girls were adbucted in the town of Chibok.

The presidential aide explained that while Borno State happened to be the epicentre of Boko Haram attacks, Adamawa and Yobe states had been quite calm with the situation under control in recent times. Because the total register of the students that came to school that day was 906 but as at today (Sunday, 25 February, 2018) about 110 of them can not be accounted for and that is the situation.

Shettima who is the chair of the northern governors' forum made these remarks when he visited the Governor of Yobe state Ibrahim Geidam over the capture of different classes of girls in Dapchi by the suspected faction of boko haram insurgents.

'We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain.

Hafsat Lawan, 15, said she and classmates heard gunshots in the distance. A few officials falsely claimed some of the girls had been rescued. If the parents thought Chibok wasn't safe, I don't think they would allow their children to be there.

The 42-year-old said the men ceased fire when they got to the mosque and asked residents to proceed with their prayers, Alhaji-Deri told CNN. "We were asking each other repeatedly if Ummi was among those girls that that were just taken away", he said. "We issued the (earlier) statement on the basis of information provided by one of the security agencies that is involved in the fight against Boko Haram, and which we had no reason to doubt".

Who authorized the said withdrawal of troops from the area and for what objective?

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