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Presidency Confirms Release of Dapchi Girls

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The Presidency on Wednesday confirmed the release of students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State who were abducted by the Boko Haram sect on February 19.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in an interview.

Shehu promised to give further details on the development later.

“Yes, the girls are being transported to safety. We will give details later. We thank God,” the presidential spokesman said.

The girls’ release came exactly one week after President Muhammadu Buhari visited the school where they were kidnapped.

Also, some parents of the missing girls have confirmed the release of the girls. Bashir Manzo, who heads a group set up to support parents whose children were abducted told the AFP that “The girls have been brought back. They were brought in nine vehicles and dropped outside the school at about 8:00 am (0700 GMT),”

Also, the former Chairman, Chibok community in Abuja, Tsambido Abana, confirmed the release of the girls.

The Chibok elder informed correspondents that he confirmed the release of the girls from a Chibok parent who he said is in contact with the parents of the school girls.

“I just spoke with a Chibok parent who is in contact with the parents of the Dapchi girls. He said the parents confirmed the release of the girls but we don’t know if all of the girls were released or not, but we can confirm that Boko Haram has released some of the Dapchi girls,” Abana stated.

Credit: Punch

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