The full names plus other details of the 110 missing Dapchi girls following the attack on the Girls Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on the 19th of February has been released by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Nigerian government also set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls.
The committee was convened by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and it will be chaired by a military officer of the rank of major general.
These report was released by the Minister of Information and Culture of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lai Mohammed, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, 27th of February 2018. The Minister has led a Federal Government delegation twice to Yobe state since the tragic incident occurred.
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According to the Minister of Information, out of the 110 missing Dapchi girls, 8 are said to be in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS3, 40 in SS1, 19 in SS2 and 14 in SS3, and their age range fell between 11 to 19 years. See the full list in the IMAGE below:
The list of the 110 missing Dapchi girls was verified by a 26-member screening committee that included the Executive Secretary, State Teaching Service Board, Musa Abdulsalam; Director, Schools’ Management, Ministry of Education, ShuaibuBulama; Principal of GGSTC, AdamaAbdulkarim; the two Vice Principals, Ali Musa Mabu and AbdullahiSuleLampo; Admission Officer, Bashir Ali Yerima, and the Form Masters for all the classes.
The committee set for the 110 missing Dapchi girls will comprise one senior provost each from the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force; representatives of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA); Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA); Nigeria Police Force (NPF); Department of State Service (DSS); Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); two representatives of the Yobe State government and a representative of the Office of the National Security Adviser.
The terms of reference of the committee include ascertaining the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the 110 missing Dapchi girls, confirming the presence, composition, scale and disposition of security emplaced in Dapchi and at GGSTC before the incident, and suggesting measures that could lead to the location and rescue of the girls.
The committee, expected to submit its report by March 15, 2018, will also recommend measures to prevent future occurrence, and will be inaugurated on Thursday, 1st of March 2018.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SadiqueAbubakar, yesterday relocated to Yobe State to personally oversee the search for the 110 missing Dapchi girls. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had earlier deployed more platforms to the North East for the operation.