President Buhari Reveals That More Troops And A Surveillance Aircraft Have Been Sent To Dapchi To Locate The Abducted Girls
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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has written to apologise to the parents whose girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
In his message to the aggrieved parents, President Buhari assured the parents that his government will spare no cost to ensure that the girls are found and safely returned to their families.
He thereby revealed that he has ordered more troops to be dispatched to Yobe state plus a surveillance aircraft to hover on the area all day in a bid to monitor movements and happenings in the area.
These were disclosed through a statement released by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Shehu Garba on Friday.
The statement as obtained by Nigeria News read: ”President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the families of students reportedly abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, that no effort will be spared to bring succour to them.
“According to the President, “When I received the devastating news of the attack on the school and the fact that the local authorities could not account for all the students, I immediately dispatched a high-level delegation on a fact-finding visit to the town. I also instructed the security agencies to deploy in full and not spare any effort to ensure that all the girls are returned safely, and the attackers arrested and made to face justice.
“The entire country stands as one with the girls’ families, the government and the people of Yobe State. This is a national disaster.
”We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain. We pray that our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members.
“Our government is sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to keep an eye on all movements in the entire territory on a 24-hour basis, in the hope that all the missing girls will be found.”