Dapchi Schoolgirls: 7 Vehicles Damaged As Residents Attack Governor’s Convoy
Dapchi town, Yobe State was thrown into chaos on Thursday as residents pelted stones at the convoy of the state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam who had come to visit the place.
Scores of pupils of Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi were missing, following the invasion of their college by Boko Haram insurgents on Monday.
Some of them, according to the state government, had been found while the troops of the Nigerian Army had continued to look for the remaining missing schoolgirls.
The state governor who announced in a press statement on Wednesday that some of the students had been found was stoned when he arrived Dapchi on Thursday.
As at Thursday, no fewer than 46 pupils were said to have been missing and this angered the residents to pelt the governor’s convoy with stones.
It took the quick intervention of the security aides of the governor who teargassed the angry crowd before the governor could escape.
Our correspondent who monitored the situation observed that about seven cars were destroyed while some government officials were injured, including an in-house journalist.
He said: “We were in fear as the residents continued to throw stones to protest against government’s handling of the girls’ abduction,” an officer said.