President meets parents of abducted schoolgirls in Dapchi
The president arrived in Dapchi to receive more situation report on abducted girls and speak with affected parents.
The president arrived in Dapchi after presiding over a town hall meeting with government officials, traditional rulers, and community leaders in Damaturu, the state capital.
The president was accompanied by state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, as he met with the parents inside Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School where the girls were abducted last month.
He expressed his sadness over the abduction of the girls and assured them that his government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that all of them return home safely.
During the earlier town hall meeting in Damaturu, the president had promised that there will not rest until all the schoolgirls are free.
He said, "There will be no rest till the last girl, whether from Chibok and Dapchi, is released. The girls, like all our citizens, must enjoy unhindered freedom and pursue their legitimate aspirations.
"The Dapchi and Chibok students are our girls and must enjoy our protection. They must live to achieve their individual ambitions, to be great women of tomorrow. It is our duty to protect them."
Boko Haram militants invaded Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School in Dapchi, Bursari local government area of Yobe on Monday, February 19, 2018, and abducted 110 schoolgirls.
According to accounts by residents, the terrorists invaded the town around 7 pm in over 18 gun trucks mounted with high caliber weapons.
The abduction was a repeat of another Boko Haram attack that happened when militants invaded Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok and kidnapped 276 female students in April 2014.
After several escapes and releases, 112 of the girls remain in captivity of the deadly terrorist group.
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