111 Yobe Schoolgirls Missing After Boko Haram Attack

Nigeria Police

Police on Wednesday confirmed that 111 Yobe schoolgirls were still missing following Monday’s attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi.

The Police Commissioner in Yobe State Police command, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

He said that 815 out of the 926 students were physically seen in the school as at Tuesday as reports emerge that more girls have returned to the school after the head count.

This police account almost tallies with that of a teacher of the school who revealed on condition of anonymity that 94 Yobe schoolgirls are yet to be accounted for.

According to the police commissioner, there were no abductions or deaths inside the school.

Sumonu added that the security forces had gone after the insurgents in a new location where they were reported to have last been seen.

“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 added.

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