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Yobe Attack: Many Girls Are Missing - Escapee Schoolgirl, Teacher Insists

Yobe Attack: Many Girls Are Missing - Escapee Schoolgirl, Teacher Insists”

According to a report by The Punch, the spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the army is still waiting for the school management to provide the result of its roll call to determine if students are missing.

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

"They ran out of foods and carted way foodstuffs from the school", the CP said.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari also posted a statement on Twitter saying he had "directed the Military and Police to mobilize immediately to ensure that all the missing girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, are found". Security forces are combing the area, looking for the missing girls. He also asked the military and other federal security agencies to take maximum charge of the security situation around the affected community.

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Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmaliki Sumonu, however put the number of girls still missing more following the attack at 111 in a chat with journalists.

"Indeed, we are very disturbed by this ugly development especially given the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of these innocent girls", the PDP said in a statement.

"Although we were told they had run to some villages, we have been to all these villages mentioned without any luck".

The length of time since the attack and Boko Haram's use of kidnapping as a weapon during its almost nine-year insurgency has increased fears of another mass abduction.

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The state shares a border with Borno, which is home to the massive Sambisa forest that the Chibok girls were said to have been kept for years after their abduction.

"Many of the students some of whom are indigenous had scurried to safety in different directions". "I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls".

Boko Haram has seized thousands of women and young girls, as well as men and boys of fighting age during the conflict, which has left at least 20,000 dead since 2009.

"We have been hearing many numbers, between 67 and 94".

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