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Dapchi girls: Parents claim they have evidence Boko Haram kidnapped 105 girls

The chairman, forum of parents of missing Dapchi girls, Bashir Manzo declared the abducted 105 girls have not been found.

Last Monday, suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe state.

Immediately after the invasion, the school authority thereafter announced that 94 girls were missing after a roll was taken

But Yobe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, put the number of the missing girls at 84.

However, Manzo speaking with The Nation said the list compiled by the parents puts the figure of the kidnapped girls at 105. He added the parents have evidence that the girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents

Manzo in his statement said; “The list we have here is from the parents that came themselves and reported that they had not seen their children up till this moment.

“When a parent comes, he gives us his name himself, the name of his child, his town, local government area and his phone number. We are not collating these names by any phone call or text message. You have to come yourself and give your name and the name of your daughter that is missing, otherwise, we will not accept anything short of that.

“The list we have got now is one hundred and five students that have not been found up till today. We had a report that these children were found at Gaidam and people celebrated. We even gathered that the children would be handed over to the governor here in Dapchi.

“When the governor came, we were gathered at the house of the District Head and the governor told us that none of the girls had been rescued. The governor said he was not sure whether our children are in Boko Haram’s captivity, but we are sure that Boko Haram took our children. We have evidence.

“When the governor came, we were gathered at the house of the district head and the governor told us that none of the girls had been rescued.

“The governor said he was not sure whether our children are in Boko Haram’s captivity, but we are sure that Boko Haram took our children. We have evidence.”

Manzo also said the parents are unhappy with the delegation the federal government sent to visit them.

“We are not happy with the delegation of the federal government,” he said.

“They did not look for the principal or the parents of the missing girls or enter any office of the principal or a classroom in the school when they visited Dapchi.”

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