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Breaking: Military Rescues Abducted Dapchi School Girls


Reports emerging from military sources indicate that some of the female students who were abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi, Monday night, in Bursari Local Government Area, Yobe State, have been rescued by the military.
The insurgents were said to have invaded the community looking for foodstuffs and carried some of the girls into the bush.
No fewer than 94 school girls were said to be missing but the police said on Wednesday that after a head count and many of the girls returned from hiding those missing came down to 40 pupils.
All the security agencies were mobilised to go after insurgents and the girls were believed to have been rescued at a border town between Borno and Yobe after the military received intelligence.
The exact number of girls will be confirmed when authorities visit the school on Thursday, said Mohammed Alamin, the Yobe State Commissioner of Education.
A follow up statement Wednesday night by Abdullahi Bego, spokesman to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, said: “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.
“Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, 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.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the military to take over security at the school and also despatched a delegation led by the Minister of Defence to the town to get first hand information on the development.

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