The recent abduction of

A document obtained by SaharaReporters indicated that the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) was notified by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) of plans by Boko Haram militants to carry out a massive attack in February 2018.

The confidential memo dated February 6, 2018, and titled was signed by Brigadier-General E.A Adeniyi.

The military, however, disregarded the instruction to stay on high alert, as troops were withdrawn from Dapchi in Yobe state, where over 100 school girls were kidnapped.

Deputy Director, Public Relations, the Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement, said the military should not be blamed for the latest round of horror, as troops handed a peaceful and calm situation to the Police.

However, the Nigerian police has denied the claim, stating there was not proper handing-over done to their men. The Commissioner of Police, Sumonu Abdulmaliki, said the military never handed over Dapchi town to the Police. .

In a personally signed statement, Abdulmaliki explained that Yobe State remains a security emergency being monitored by security agencies.

The Federal Government has set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, following the attack on the school by insurgents on February 19, 2018.