editorialLast Monday, the nation was once again in the throes of anger and desperation following the abduction of students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram.
Also a statement by the Director-General, Press Affairs to Yobe Governor, Malam Abdullahi Bego said the report by the medium is erroneous and misleading. But soon it became clear that not everyone had returned.
"Far reaching decision were taken here today: one, is that henceforth, the police and the Civil Defence corps will ensure that their presence is strong in every school to serve as a deterrent to the insurgents".
Hafsat Lawan, 15, said she and classmates heard gunshots in the distance.
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Many of those girls remain in captivity, though some have escaped or been ransomed.
Manzo and the other parents were jubilant, but their cheers quickly turned into tears when the state government was forced to issue an embarrassing retraction the following day stating that the girls had not actually been found or rescued.
Bashir Manzo is the newly elected head of the parents of the missing Dapchi schoolgirls association.
Official narratives conflicted wildly on whether the Dapchi girls fled the attack or were napped by the assailants. "We pray that our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members", President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier in the week. A few fainted. The crowd became furious.
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The least we should expect to have been learnt from Chibok is the imperative of harmonising and processing official information and statistical detailing for concerted dissemination. The location of more than 100 of those girls is still unknown.
Unfortunately, the idea has always been abandoned with the schools, including those in the Boko Haram area of operation, left to their individual devices. Soldiers had been operating a checkpoint at the entrance to the town, but about a month ago they dismantled it and pulled out, said Dauda Gombe, director of the North East Youth Initiative for Development, a local aid organisation. Within the week following the withdrawal of the military, this incident happened. While most of the students who managed to flee the school have been accounted for, the fate of 110 girls remains unknown, and there are fears they might have been taken as brides by the Boko Haram fighters, according to the country's Ministry of Information.
On Friday, Buhari said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for them.
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