Nigeria: Yobe school attack getting deserved attention –President Buhari
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari
By RAZAQ BAMIDELE
London, Feb. 23, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has assured the families of students reportedly abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State in the north-east axis of the country, that no effort will be spared to bring succour to them.
This assurance was contained in a statement made available by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Mallam Garba Sheu on Friday, where the President described the news of the attack as, “devastating.”
The President’s words: “When I received the devastating news of the attack on the school and the fact that the local authorities could not account for all the students, I immediately dispatched a high-level delegation on a fact-finding visit to the town. I also instructed the security agencies to deploy in full and not spare any effort to ensure that all the girls are returned safely, and the attackers arrested and made to face justice.
“The entire country stands as one with the girls’ families, the government and the people of Yobe State. This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain. We pray that our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members.
“Our government is sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to keep an eye on all movements in the entire territory on a 24-hour basis, in the hope that all the missing girls will be found.”
Recall that the attack took place late Monday at a girls-only government secondary school in Dapchi town, with about 98 girls initially suspected to have been taken away by the militants.