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Dapchi Attack: Intesify Efforts To Rescue Missing Yobe Girls – Senate Tells FG

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The Senate has called on the Federal Government to beef up efforts to fast track the return of all the schoolgirls abducted by insurgents in Yobe State.

The Senate’s call was sequel to the adoption of a point of order raised by Senator Bukar Ibrahim during plenary.

Senator Ibrahim, after applauding security agencies over the safe return of some of the abducted schoolgirls, enjoined them to intensify their efforts, to ensure the return of the remaining missing girls.

The Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan praised the Federal as well as the Yobe governments for taking instant measures toward rescuing the girls.

Lawan, however, urged the government to be proactive in protecting schools across the country.

While the state government says some of the 50 missing girls have been rescued by security operatives, the lawmaker insisted that 46 students were still missing.

Over 50 schoolgirls are missing from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) located in Dapchi, Headquarters of Bursari Local Government area of the state.

The schoolgirls went missing after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the school days ago.

In a statement on Wednesday, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam said since the day of invasion by the terrorists over 50 schoolgirls are still missing.

According to the Yobe Governor, “Out of the 926 students in the school, over 50 are still unaccounted for as of the time of this statement.

“As the public is aware, the students were helped by their teachers to escape through the night to the surrounding bush and villages as the terrorists stormed the town last Monday.”

Source: Naija News

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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