Dapchi abduction: Academic activities resume at GGSTC

Academic activities have resumed at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, where Boko Haram abducted 110 schoolgirls on February 19. The GGSTC Principal, Hajiya Adama Abdulkarim, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Dapchi that at least, 80 per cent of the students and teachers had resumed. She said: “More than 80 per cent of the students have resumed, likewise the teachers. Almost all of them are around except very few who are away for one or more official reasons. “School activities are moving…

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Dapchi abduction: Methodist cleric tasks FG on Leah’s release

The Archbishop of Lagos Diocese of the Methodist Church, The Most Revd. Luke Odubanjo, has urged the Federal Government to do everything within its powers to ensure the release of the remaining Dapchi school-girl still being held captive by Boko Haram, Leah Sharibu. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 56th synod of the Lagos Diocese of the Methodist Church in Igbogila, Ipaja, held recently, he said the release of Leah, would enable her to fulfill the plan of God for her life. “We thank God for sustaining our nation…

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Abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, loses uncle

The family of the captive Christian schoolgirl of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, Miss Leah Sharibu, has been thrown into mourning following the death of her great uncle even while she remains in Boko Haram custody. Sharibu remains the sole hostage of the Dapchi mass abduction, following the release of over 100 schoolgirls also captured by the sect in February. Confirming the death of the uncle, whose name was not mentioned, a human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe, in a statement emailed to an online news portal,…

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Dapchi: Northern Christians demand release of Leah

Leah Sharibu’s kidnap

…lament forced marriage of Christian girls   The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) in the 19 Northern states and Abuja has called for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl still in the custody of Boko Haram. Leah is the only student out of 113 abducted from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19 still being held by the terrorists. Her colleagues were freed last week, but she is being kept in custody over her failure to renounce Christianity. Addressing…

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Dapchi: Schoolgirl refuses to return to school

One of the students of the Government Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who escaped the February 19 abduction allegedly by a faction of Boko Haram, Rakiya Adamu, has refused to return to the school.   Rakiya, an SS2 student, in an interview with a magazine – The Interview – said she was terrified by the horror of the February 19 attack, and was not prepared to take any risk any longer. She described how the ter rorists arrived and entrapped them, saying; “They wore Army uniforms and were begging…

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Dapchi: Govt officials complicated matters –DSS

 Buhari receives 104 schoolgirls …begs insurgents to lay down arms We feel betrayed by govt –Parent   Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, yesterday revealed that the utterances of some top government officials who are not competent to speak on intelligence matters worsened Federal Government’s effort to rescue the over 100 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect at the Government Science Secondary, Dapchi, Yobe State, on time. The DSS boss stated this while handing over 104 girls including a boy kidnapped by Boko Haram…

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Dapchi: FG, PDP fight dirty

Minister: Opposition party inhuman, unpatriotic PDP: No, you’ve turned schoolgirls’ abduction into deals Buhari: We won’t abandon Christian student in custody     The Federal Government has described the statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the release of Dapchi schoolgirls as inhuman and unpatriotic. It noted that the opposition party is plumbing the depths of infamy for saying that the adoption and release of the schoolgirls were stage-managed. But the opposition party hit back. It insisted that the Federal Government has turned the abduction of schoolgirls into business…

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Free our daughter, parents of Christian student beg FG, Boko Haram

Parents of Leah Sharibu, one of the 110 abducted students of the Government Girls’ Technical and Science College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who was not released by her abductors for allegedly refusing to convert to Islam, have called on government to do all within its power to secure the freedom of the 15-year-old girl. They said only their daughter’s release could strengthen their belief that government was not biased in its negotiations with the abductors. The Sharibu accused the Federal Government of letting them down. Leah’s mother, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu and…

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Dapchi Girls: Our Prayers Have Been Answered, says Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the release of 101 of the 110 abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls as the answered prayers of millions of Nigerians. In a statements signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki commended President Buhari, the Nigerian security forces and the government of Yobe State, for the ongoing effort that led to the release of the girls, stating that the government should do all within its power to ensure the return of the remaining Dapchi and Chibok girls. “The…

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Dapchi abduction, release, a fraud – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ‎said that the kidnap and release of Dapchi schoolgirls were staged managed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to score cheap political point. ‎The Federal Government said 110 students of the Government Girls Secondary School (Technical), Dapchi, Yobe State were kidnapped on February 19 but disclosed that 101 of them were dropped in the school around 3 am on Wednesday morning. But PDP said yesterday that ‎the APC and “certain officials in the presidency” might have stage-managed the abduction of the schoolgirls, for political purposes.…

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