Dapchi Girls Kidnap: ‘I Share Your Pain’, Buhari Apologises To Affected Parents

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to the government and people of Yobe State over the abduction of students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe.

Buhari made the apology in a statement on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Recall that 94 of the schoolgirls were declared missing on Monday, after Boko Haram insurgents invaded the school.

The students were said to have fled into nearby bushes to avoid being killed or abducted.

The President who described the incident as “national disaster”, assured parents whose children and wards were abducted, that the his government will ensure the girls are returned safely, and the attackers made to face justice.

He said the Federal Government would be sending more troops and surveillance aircraft for a 24-hour monitoring of the area.

The statement reads: “When I received the devastating news of the attack on the school and the fact that the local authorities could not account for all the students, I immediately dispatched a high-level delegation on a fact-finding visit to the town.

“I also instructed the security agencies to deploy in full and not spare any effort to ensure that all the girls are returned safely, and the attackers arrested and made to face justice.

“The entire country stands as one with the girls’ families, the government and the people of Yobe State.

“This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain. We pray that our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members.

“Our government is sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to keep an eye on all movements in the entire territory on a 24-hour basis, in the hope that all the missing girls will be found.”

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