The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam has blamed the abduction of the girls from the Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi on the withdrawal of military personnel from communities in the state.
While speaking to journalists on Saturday at the Yobe state house, the Governor alleged that security check points were withdrawn from Dapchi and other communities, few days before the attack, a development which he believes gave room for the incident.
“There was not any justification whatsoever to withdraw the military from that place, knowing fully well that there is a girls’ school there with about 900 of them and it’s a local government headquarters. They withdrew the military personnel last week, which was not even known to us,” he said.
The students were said to have disappeared from the school after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists invaded the school on Monday. Governor Gaidam has, however, promised that the government will stop at nothing to ensure the girls are rescued.
He also noted that he had called the attention of the Theatre Commander who has promised to restore the presence of the military personnel to the state.