The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has expressed sadness and worry over the invasion of suspected Boko Haram terrorists into the Government Girls’ Science Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi headquarters of Bursari Local Government Council.
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According to the governor in a statement issued by his Director-General Press Affairs, Abdullahi Bego, the State Government is working with the Nigerian Army and other security enforcement agencies to ensure that all students in the school were fully accounted for.
He said in the statement that, “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.”
“Out of the 926 students in the school, over 50 are still unaccounted for as of the time of this statement. However, the Yobe State Government has continued to receive information about some of the girls being found in the general area to which they escaped.”
“Governor Ibrahim Gaidam is deeply saddened and outraged by the unfortunate event and has directed that all relevant personnel and agencies work closely with the army and other security organizations to address the situation.”
“The Governor assures parents and the school community that government will do everything necessary to ensure that all the missing girls are found and returned to their school and families and that security is improved in the area”, it added.