How figure of missing Nigerian girls came to 234



…Whereabouts of 157 school girls still unknown

Fresh facts emerged yesterday that about 234 students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok  were actually victims of abduction last Monday night by Boko Haram.

The figure presented to Governor Kashim Shettima by anguished parents was higher than the 129 initially presented by the school management.

Only 77 of the students had either escaped from Boko Haram camps or were not abducted.

With this development, the whereabouts of 157 school girls were unknown at press time.

According to a source on the entourage of the governor to the school, there was mix-up about figures of abducted girls.

“During the visit of Governor Kashim Shettima Monday, parents thronged and filed 234 complaints of missing schoolgirls.”

“From the complaints,  there were 129 science students at the hostel. They had not completed their exams and were expected to remain in the hostel.”

“Then, there were over 105 arts subject students who had completed exams and were expected to leave the hostel in the evening of that day hours before the attack.”

“Unknown to the dormitory master, the art students remained at the hostel and were part of those abducted.”

“The man gave his record of 129 science students as those abducted not knowing there were more.”

“That gave rise to the mix up. The fact is that the parents are confused due to understandable anxiety.”