Troops Rescue 50 Schoolgirls Abducted By Boko Haram In Yobe
Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued no fewer than 50 pupils, from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Yobe State, that were abducted by Boko Haram Insurgents.
The terrorist group invaded the school on Monday as the schoolgirls and their teachers escaped into the bush.
However many of them could not return home until Wednesday when the troops combed the bush to rescue the pupils who are not in the custody of the Nigerian Army.
According to a statement made available to our correspondent, by Abdullahi Bego, Spokesman for Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, the girls were released by the Boko Haram on Wednesday.
“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.
This came hours that Mr Abdulmaliki Sumonu, Yobe State Commissioner of Police, had refuted the claim that students were kidnapped. However, the State Government disclosed that some of the students were yet to be rescued as the effort to bring them back by the soldiers is in top gear.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Mr Abdullahi Bego, Director-General Press Affairs to His Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.
Governor Gaidam, who is very grateful and full of joy for the gallantry as well as hard work of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army involved in the operation, is monitoring the situation closely and will make a statement in due course.