– The abduction of over 100 girls by Boko Haram terrorists in Dapchi community in Yobe state continues to generate reactions
– The Yobe state police command has reacted to insinuations that they were informed hours before the attack
– They also denied that their men took their heels when the terrorists struck
The Yobe state police command has denied media reports that they were informed hours before the abduction of over 100 girls in Dapchi community by Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the commissioner of police in the state, CP Sunmonu Abdulmaliki, the command also denied reports that their men took their heels when the terrorists struck.
“The assertion is nothing but a mere speculation on its time frame as it is completely not correct.
“Furthermore, the insinuation that the Police ran away is not true as the only near fatal casualty was a Policeman wounded and now recuperating in the hospital,” the statement said.
The statement further reiterated the command’s commitment to cooperate with other security agencies in ensuring safety and protection of lives and property of people of Yobe state.
Meanwhile, the insurgents returned the girls in the early hours of Wednesday, March 21, few minutes after soldiers were withdrawn from the town.
The chairman of the Dapchi schoolgirls parents association, Bashir Manzo, also confirmed the return of the girls.
His words: “My relatives and colleagues in Dapchi just informed me that the girls were brought this morning.
“I am heading to Dapchi now from Damaturu. When I get there we will do a head count to see if all of them have been released.”
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