The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi Yobe State are so far unaccounted for following the invasion of the school by the ‘defeated’ Boko Haram Islamic terrorist last Monday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the announcement after a meeting in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, between a Federal Government delegation and representatives of Yobe State Government and the college, the parents and the security agencies.
Alhaji Mohammed said that based on the briefings from the Principal of the collage, Hajia Adama Abdulkarim and the state Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin, 110 out of 906 student had not been accounted for.
The Minister also announced that the Federal Government has directed the Police and Civil Defense authorities in Yobe State to immediately deploy its personnel to all the schools in the state to ensure the security and safety of the students and the staff.
He however, added that the Federal Government has stepped up efforts to rescue the abducted school girs and return them safely to their parents as security agencies are working on leads to locate them.