105 Dapchi Schoolgirls Released

 105 Dapchi Schoolgirls Released

It is true that 105 of the 110 abducted schoolgirls in Dapchi have been released.

They girls are being transported to their homes, Presidential Aide Shebu Garba confirmed on Wednesday.

The release of the girls came barely a week after Defence Minister Dan Alli promised that the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls would be released.

They were abducted by a faction of Boko Haram fighters at the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe state on Feb. 19.

Cable news, had early on Wednesday reported that Boko Haram insurgents released the girls.

Amharic M-grah, a Dapchi resident, whose daughters were among the 110 abducted students, told TheCable that his children were brought back on Wednesday morning.

“The report is true. I have seen my two daughters who were kidnapped last month,” he said.

Another resident said there is confusion in the town as many people are running out of fear.

“Boko Haram just returned the kidnapped girls this morning. They brought them back in the same set of vehicles which they used in conveying them last month,” the resident said.

“People are scared because they do not know what the insurgents are up to.”

A source said five of the girls died in captivity but TheCable cannot verify this claim.

Another online newspaper, Saharareporter, said “Nigerian Islamist militant group, Boko Haram today returned 105 girls kidnapped from a high school compound in Dapchi a few weeks ago’’.

Sources also Saharareportersr that the militant group came with the girls in 9 vehicles same way they took them away.

Tolani Giwa

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