Contrary to the news making round that 48 out of 94 Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, in captivity of suspected Boko Haram Insurgents have been rescued, Ibrahim Gaidam, Governor Of Yobe State, has denied the report, saying none of the students of 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 on wednesday night.
But speaking when he visited the community on Thursday, the governor told family members of the students to keep praying that the girls should be found.
Abdul Dapchi, a resident, said Gaidam lost control of the crowd immediately he made the confession.
“We were all angry. How could they have deceived us all along?” asked the young man who said two of his sisters were among the captives.
However, Abdullahi Bego, the governor’s spokesperson had on Wednesday night in a statement 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 rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army. We will provide more details about their number and condition in due course,” he said.