The Government of Yobe State has confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents abducted some female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday.
The government made this known after the Nigerian Military rescued the abducted Yobe school girls on Wednesday night at Jilli-Muwarti, a border village between Gaidam in Yobe state and Borno State.
Controversy had trailed the whereabouts of the students with the Commissioner of Police in the State, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, saying he could not confirm if the insurgents kidnapped the students.
This is after it was learnt that about ninety four of the girls were missing after the attack.
However, Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, who confirmed the abduction on Wednesday night, said the Army was able to secure the release some of the girls.
In a statement he issued via his Director-General Press Affairs Mr. Abdullahi Bego, Gaidam said those who regained freedom are currently in custody of the army.
His words: “The Yobe state government hereby informs the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday have been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted them.”
“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army. We will provide more details about their number and condition in due course.
“His Excellency Governor who is very grateful for the gallantry and hard work of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army involved in the operation, is monitoring the situation closely and will make a statement in due course.”
The students are expected to undergo medical check-up before proceeding to Damaturu, the state capital.