No School Girl Was Rescued, Yobe Governor Faults Military Claim

LAGOS FEBRUARY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted the claim by the Nigerian Army that it rescued some of the girls of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on Monday.
It would be recalled that on Wednesday night, Abdullahi Bego, Spokesman to Governor Gaidam announced that governor said the army had been able to secure the release some of the girls, even though he did not go into details.
“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 statement read.
“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,” the statement reported.
But speaking when he visited community on Thursday, Gaidam told family members of the students to keep praying that the girls should be found saying that no girl was rescued contrary to claims by the Nigerian army.
“The public may recall that we issued a statement last night in which we announced that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi who went missing after Boko Haram terrorists had stormed their school last Monday were rescued by officers and men of the Nigerian Army who are currently executing the war against the Boko Haram Insurgents.
“We issued the statement on the basis of information provided by one of the security agencies that is involved in the fight against Boko Haram and which we had no reason to doubt. We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible. The Yobe State Government apologises for that,” he said.

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