Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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    ‘I’m happy to hear my daughter’s voice’ — Leah Sharibu’s father authenticates audio

‘I’m happy to hear my daughter’s voice’ — Leah Sharibu’s father authenticates audio

Nathan Sharibu, father of the only Christian girl abducted at Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, has confirmed that the voice in the audio exclusively obtained by TheCable is his daughter's.In the audio, the girl who has been in captivity since February appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to pity her.Sharibu was kidnapped alongside 118 students and all the captured [...]

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    It’s Easter — where is Leah Sharibu?

It’s Easter — where is Leah Sharibu?

They brought back our girls but “our girl” is not back.Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 110 students abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, is still in captivity.The girls abducted on February 19 were released a month later, with the exception of Sharibu, whom the insurgents reportedly held back for refusing [...]

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    FG: Boko Haram abducted 113 — NOT 110 — persons from Dapchi school

FG: Boko Haram abducted 113 — NOT 110 — persons from Dapchi school

The federal government says contrary to the reported figure of 110, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 113 persons from Government Girls Secondary and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the number comprised 111 students of the school and two other pupils from an unnamed primary school.Shortly after the insurgents [...]

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    Freed Dapchi schoolgirls return home, reunite with parents

Freed Dapchi schoolgirls return home, reunite with parents

The 105 Dapchi schoolgirls who recently regained their freedom have been reunited with their parents.The girls were transported via a military airplane on Sunday morning to Damaturu, from where they travelled to Dapchi.They were handed over to their parents at the assembly hall of Government Secondary School, Dapchi, in Bursari local government area of Yobe.The girls, 110 in total, were abducted from [...]

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    Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

There is confusion in Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government in Yobe state, over the return of Leah Sharibu, the only girl in captivity out of the 110 students abducted on February 19.While five of the students died, Boko Haram insurgents returned 104 to the town on Wednesday but the insurgents did not release Sharibu because she refused to renounce [...]

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    #TheyBroughtBackOurGirls

#TheyBroughtBackOurGirls

This was the outcome we wanted, that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, or even the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would appear on national TV himself with the exciting news to Nigerians, that within a few days of their kidnapped, the 110 Dapchi girls had been found. Well, while we didn’t exactly get the President to deliver [...]

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    Remaining Dapchi schoolgirl won’t be abandoned, says Buhari

Remaining Dapchi schoolgirl won’t be abandoned, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released from Boko Haram custody will not be abandoned.Leah Sharibu is the only student of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, who is still in captivity.One hundred and ten students were abducted on February 19. While five died, others were released apart from Sharibu.The insurgents held her [...]

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    The human side of Boko Haram

The human side of Boko Haram

The phrase, “human side”, was given a Nigerian tinge and notoriety by Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president.On December 24, 2017, Adesina announced that a 55-minute documentary entitled the ‘Human Side of Buhari’ would air the next day. This was at a time of chronic petrol drought, and when Nigerians became tenants of fuel stations.Adesina said the documentary aimed to [...]

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    Muslim group salutes courage of Dapchi Christian girl, asks FG to secure her release

Muslim group salutes courage of Dapchi Christian girl, asks FG to secure her release

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the federal government to return to the negotiation table in order to secure the release of the only Christian among the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.On Wednesday, 104 of the girls were returned to Dapchi by some Boko Haram members.While five of the girls were said to have died in captivity, Liya Sharibu, the only [...]

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    Lai on Dapchi schoolgirls: PDP should congratulate us or keep quiet

Lai on Dapchi schoolgirls: PDP should congratulate us or keep quiet

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described as "erroneous and extremely dishonourable”, the claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the abduction and release of Dapchi schoolgirls were stage-managed.In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed said the PDP should have congratulated the federal government and Nigerians on the release of the girls or kept quiet.Members of the Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    ‘Heart attack, trauma, stress’ — how five abducted Dapchi schoolgirls died

‘Heart attack, trauma, stress’ — how five abducted Dapchi schoolgirls died

Five of the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls that were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents died as a result of heart attack and trauma, one of them has revealed.The insurgents had kidnapped the girls from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19.On Wednesday, 105 of them were released with one still in their custody.“Five of our colleagues died of heart [...]

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    Dapchi blues: From tragedy to comedy

Dapchi blues: From tragedy to comedy

BY SANI MUHAMMAD UZAIRUIt is a trite to opine that no parent should ever experience the abduction of a child by any terror group under whatever guise. In this light, I rejoice with the Dapchi community over the return of their girls. I believe the return of these girls is a huge relief given the torment their parents may have [...]

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    Amnesty urges FG to ‘never again’ let Dapchi incident reoccur

Amnesty urges FG to ‘never again’ let Dapchi incident reoccur

Amnesty International (AI) has asked the federal government to learn from the abduction of some schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state, by protecting schools in the north-east.On Wednesday, 105 girls out of 110 were released. Five are said to be dead and one is still missing.Osai Ojigho, AI director in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as a huge relief [...]

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    Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty International (AI) says the Nigerian military was aware of the presence of Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, hours before 110 schoolgirls were abducted.The organisation said its investigation revealed the security forces “failed to act” on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi on the day of the abduction.The insurgents raided the [...]

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    Omokri tackles Buhari: Your son has more guards than Dapchi school

Omokri tackles Buhari: Your son has more guards than Dapchi school

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Yusuf, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is better protected than students of Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.Omokri said this while responding to the claim of Buhari that his administration responded to the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls better than Jonathan did during the Chibok incident.While Boko [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari visits school where Boko Haram abducted 110 students

PHOTOS: Buhari visits school where Boko Haram abducted 110 students

President Muhammadu Buhari visited Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 students last month.He was accompanied by Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, who had earlier visited the school.Dapchi is the headquarters of Busari local government area.The president is expected to meet parents of the abducted students.Here are some pictures of Buhari's [...]

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