BBOG tasks FG on Yobe school girls’ abduction




Bring Back our Girls Group (BBOG) has urged the federal government to give accurate details of the number of schoolgirls recently declared missing in Yobe state after their school was invaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The group, which had been through daily sit-ins and protests, championing the return of 276 Chibok school girls abducted by insurgents in April 2014, also sought details of the rescue efforts in the latest abduction.
The Government Girls’ Science Technical College in Dapchi, Bursari local government area of Yobe state was attacked on Monday by the insurgents.
The state government, on Wednesday evening, said over 50 of the school girls were yet to be accounted for, while the police said 30 were not accounted for.
However, in a follow-up statement late on Wednesday night, the government said “some of the missing girls had been rescued by soldiers.”
The group said it would continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure that “it is not mismanaged as in the case of the Chibok girls.”
“There have been conflicting reports on the incidence among state and federal institutions and officials. This draws dreadful and eerie similarities with the confusion that surrounded official communication following the abduction of our #ChibokGirls on April 14, 2014, who have remained with the Boko Haram terrorists for 1, 410 days today.
“Our Movement welcomes the news that some of the abductees have been rescued by the Nigeria Army. However, the limited information so far offered the public on the attack of their school and the girls’ rescue clearly raise crucial questions that demand prompt answers: How is it that a terrorist group said to have been defeated able to abduct in the range of 100 schoolgirls? How many precisely were abducted, how many are back, and how many are in captivity? Can the names of these three categories of victims be published for purposes of clarity and accountability? Has contact been made with the parents and families of our Dapchi girls? Are they able to verify all information put out by the state?” a statement issued the BBOG spokesperson, Sesugh Akume, read in part. (Premium Times)

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