Dapchi school attack: Presidential committee visits Yobe


The Presidential Committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the Dapchi secondary schoolgirls, on Monday visited the State.

Receiving the members of the committee, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe called on the Federal Government to intensify aerial surveillance to rescue the abducted schoolgirls and enhance general security of the state.

The Governor commended the Buhari Administration for its committed zeal in fighting insurgency in the North-East.

He said the visit by four different delegations sent by the federal government underscored the commitment of government to rescue the schoolgirls.

Gaidam further commended to the Nigerian Army for acting with dispatch and realigning the check points in Ngelzarma and Damagum to beef up security.

He said, “I am optimistic that with the kind of inspiring concern exhibited by the federal government, other patriotic Nigerians and indeed, the international community, we will intensify our efforts until all the girls are found.”

Speaking, the Chairman of the committee, Rear Admiral Victor Adedipe, disclosed that they were in the state to dialogue with stakeholders to uncover circumstances surrounding the abduction.

He also said that the committee had interacted with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole and other senior military officers engaged in the operation.

He said the term of reverence was “to ascertain the circumstance of the abduction, determine the exact number of persons abducted, confirm presence and disposition of security operatives and communication facilities in Dapchi.

“To suggest to government, measures to locate and rescue the students, measures to forestall future occurrence and recommend any other measures that can assist the government.”


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