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    Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe governor, says the withdrawal of troops from Dapchi paved way for an attack on the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the town.The governor said soldiers were withdrawn from Dapchi barley a week before the insurgents struck.Gaidam said this on Sunday when he received Kashim Shettima, his Borno state counterpart, in Damaturu, the state capital.A total of 110 [...]

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    FULL LIST: The 105 missing Dapchi girls

FULL LIST: The 105 missing Dapchi girls

Bashir Manzo on Saturday said 105 students were abducted from Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.Manzo is the chairman, forum of parents of missing Dapchi girls.Here's the full list obtained by The Nation.Abducted Dapchi girls1. Fatima Bashir 2. Aisha Kachalla 3. Zainab Abubakar 4. Falmata Wakil 5. Fatima Isa 6. Fatima Musa 7. Aisha Usman 8. Aisha Adamu 9. Fatima Isa 10. Hauwa A. Mohammed Idriss 11. Maryam [...]

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    Dapchi parents: Boko Haram abducted 105 girls — we have evidence

Dapchi parents: Boko Haram abducted 105 girls — we have evidence

Bashir Manzo, chairman, forum of parents of missing Dapchi girls, says 105 girls have not been found.On Monday, suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.In the aftermath of the invasion, the school said 94 girls were missing after a roll call was taken.Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe, put the number of the missing girls [...]

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    How aggrieved residents stoned Yobe governor in Dapchi

How aggrieved residents stoned Yobe governor in Dapchi

Some aggrieved residents of Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government area of Yobe state, attacked Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, on Thursday.They not only booed the number one citizen of the state but threw stones and dangerous objects at his convoy, resulting in the destruction of some vehicles.Gaidam had gone to the community to inform the people that the [...]

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    Yobe governor visits Dapchi, says no girl rescued

Yobe governor visits Dapchi, says no girl rescued

Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, says none of the students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, in captivity of suspected Boko Haram insurgents, has been rescued.The insurgents raided the school on Monday and abducted some of the students.The government had initially said it was not sure if any student was kidnapped but Gaidam confirmed the abduction [...]

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    Senator asks FG to stop ’empowering Boko Haram’ by paying ransom for abductions

Senator asks FG to stop ’empowering Boko Haram’ by paying ransom for abductions

Joshua Lidani, senator representing Gombe south, says the country is empowering Boko Haram insurgents by paying ransom for abducted persons.Lidani said this on Thursday while contributing to a debate on motion on the missing schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.The senator said measures should be put in place to ensure that schools, particularly those for girls, are secured."We need to be [...]

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    Yobe finally confirms abduction of Dapchi girls

Yobe finally confirms abduction of Dapchi girls

The Yobe state government has confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents abducted some students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday.There has been a controversy over the whereabouts of the students, with Abdulmaliki Sumonu, commissioner of police in the state, saying he could not confirm if the students were kidnapped.But Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, who confirmed [...]

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    PDP: We’re worried over conflicting reports on Dapchi girls

PDP: We’re worried over conflicting reports on Dapchi girls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the conflicting reports on the girls who fled Government Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, following a Boko Haram attack on Monday night.On Wednesday, Mohammed Lamin, the state commissioner of education, said out of 98 missing students, 48 had returned.Some hours later, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, the state commissioner of police, contradicted him by [...]

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    Buhari asks military to take charge of Yobe school

Buhari asks military to take charge of Yobe school

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military and other security agencies to take “immediate” charge of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, recently attacked by Boko Haram insurgents.He also sent a government delegation, led by Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, to the town.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, disclosed this to state house correspondents on Wednesday.“Mr President has directed military and [...]

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    ‘111 girls still unaccounted for’ — police contradict Yobe commissioner

‘111 girls still unaccounted for’ — police contradict Yobe commissioner

The Yobe police command says a total of 111 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, are still unaccounted for, following a Boko Haram attack in the school on Monday.This comes shortly after Mohammed Lamin, the state commissioner of education, said 48 missing students had returned.Lamin had said: “This has brought down the 94 missing students realised at the yesterday headcount to [...]

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    Yobe attack: 48 missing girls have returned, says govt

Yobe attack: 48 missing girls have returned, says govt

The Yobe state government says 48 of the 94 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, who were declared missing after Monday's Boko Haram attack, have returned.Some of the students fled after insurgents invaded the school.One of the teachers in the school was quoted to have said a headcount was taken after the attack.“After the roll call, 610 out the [...]

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    Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for “keeping Nigerians in suspense” over the Yobe school attack on Monday.A total of 94 students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe, are said to be missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the school on Monday.But Abdumaliki Sunmonu, Yobe police [...]

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    Parents storm Yobe school, evacuate students over Boko Haram attack

Parents storm Yobe school, evacuate students over Boko Haram attack

Parents of the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, have started evacuating their children.This is as a result of the attack on the school by Boko Haram.Ninety-four students have been reportedly missing after the raid which happened on Monday night.TheCable gathered that out of fear, parents started arriving the school as early as 7am on Tuesday.Babagana Gujba, a parent, said [...]

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    Report: 94 girls missing after Boko Haram attack on Yobe school

Report: 94 girls missing after Boko Haram attack on Yobe school

Ninety-four students have not been seen since Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe was attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.The insurgents invaded the school Monday night at about 7pm.A teacher at the school told Daily Trust that 94 students could not be accounted for following a roll call.The source said they have not been able to establish if the girls were [...]

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    Tension as Boko Haram ‘attacks girls school’ in Yobe

Tension as Boko Haram ‘attacks girls school’ in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Dapchi in Bursari local government area of Yobe state on Monday targeted some students of Government Girls Secondary School in the town.It is not clear whether some of the students were abducted.Daily Trust quoted a teacher as saying the insurgents stormed the school, through the eastern part of the town, around 7pm.“They shot sporadically and [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents killed while trying to infiltrate Yobe community

Army: Boko Haram insurgents killed while trying to infiltrate Yobe community

The Nigerian army says its troops killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Goniri community in Gubio local government area of Yobe state.In a statement on Sunday, Nureni Alimi, assistant director, army public relations, 27 task force brigade, said the operation took place on Friday.Alimi said two soldiers sustained injuries in the incident and are currently receiving treatment.He said the insurgents [...]

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