Parents allege 105 missing Nigerian schoolgirls could be in Boko Haram's captivity
25 February, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Diane Mills
Then, in a statement released on Wednesday, the Yobe state government said they had been told by the army an unspecified number of girls had been rescued from the "terrorists who abducted them".
"On the issue of the number of missing girls, we can not give what we are not sure of, until we hear from their parents, we can not say this is the number", Mohammed told reporters shortly after he arrived at Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Thursday afternoon. But the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while speaking to journalists on Friday, apologized to villagers, admitting the girls were still unaccounted for.
He said, "We further appeal to anyone with information that will assist in locating the girls not to delay in sharing same with the military and security services". We rushed out and ran towards the gate. That case drew global attention to the nine-year insurgency, which has sparked what the United Nations has called one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Four days after an attack on a girls' school in Dapchi, Yobe State, President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken publicly about it.
Armed Boko Haram fighters invaded Dapchi on Monday evening, forcing residents, including students of Government Girls Secondary school, to flee into the bushes.
"We will provide more details about their number and condition in due course", Nigeria's federal government said in a statement Wednesday.
While Nigerians are appalled by APC's recourse to false indices in critical sectors, it is, however, to say the least, an inexcusable height of wickedness to give a vulnerable people a false assurance of security when they are actually in danger.
However, the group continues to launch attacks in the country's northeast, and its leader remains at large.
Some of the 276 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in Chibok managed to escape, others were released following negotiations while approximately 100 are still in captivity with reports of some of them marrying their abductors and giving birth to children fathered by them.
He calls the attack a national disaster.
The kidnapping of the Dapchi schoolgirls may have been carried out in the hope of securing a similar multi-million euro ransom, said one of the people briefed on the matter. Unlike at Chibok, however, the army responded quickly at Dapchi.
The president's reaction was contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the presidency.
Abubakar Shehu, whose niece is among those missing from Dapchi, said a search of surrounding villages had drawn a blank. "Now the story has changed", said Ali Yari.
"But we shall continue to pray for the security agencies to recover the missing kids who are already missing their classes coupled with the amount of dangers they would be exposed to".
The unusual meteorological event causes temperatures to soar over the North Pole, leading to a disruption of the jet stream. The new cold spell will last until Wednesday at least, with a strong possibility of further snowfalls on high ground.
Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NASDAQ: WMT ), 9 rate it "Buy", 7 "Outperform", 17 "Underperform", 0 "Sell", while 0 "Hold". Chilton Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.21% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). (NYSE: WMT ) for 4,995 shares.
None of the politicians at the town hall agreed with him. "There are a lot of teenagers here. and I think that speaks for itself". He said that if he believed an assault weapons ban "would have prevented this from happening, I would have supported it".
McLaren has paid tribute to its history with the design of it's new McLaren MCL33 for this year's Formula 1 World Championship. McLaren has returned to a "papaya" orange livery for its 2018 Formula One vehicle , the MCL33.
In Helmand province, two soldiers were killed in a auto bomb attack at the entrance of the army base in Nad Aali district today. At least 30 people have been killed in four attacks across three Afghan provinces, officials said Saturday.
From the time of his initial test until he at last was allowed to play last season, roughly four months passed . Trier tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug last season, which resulted in a lengthy suspension.
As the damages phase of the trial began on Friday, lawyers for both sides had argued before the jury about the appropriate amount. A jury on Thursday found Bouchard was partially at fault, assigning blame 75 percent to the USTA and 25 percent to Bouchard.
Eastern from the Federal Reserve, which comes ahead of Jerome Powell's inaugural testimony before congress as Fed boss next week. HPE also provided offered better-than-expected guidance for the next quarter and for full fiscal year 2018.
Larry Nance Jr . joined the Cavs in a blockbuster deal that sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers earlier this month. I've been wearing 22 for my whole life, and to get to wear it for the Cleveland Cavaliers is beyond a dream come true".
Tech unicorn Dropbox files for US IPO
Meanwhile, Dropbox granted about US$190 million in stock awards to three top executives past year , according to the IPO filing. However, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, the IPO will value Dropbox at $7 billion to $8 billion.
Fultz mentioned in FBI probe of NCAA college basketball
A case so widespread like this is not about players getting money, it's about a broken system in which corruption is the norm. NCAA rules do not allow players or their family members to receive benefits from agents or their representative.
Which antidepressants work best?
What is the controversy behind antidepressants? Some had small impacts, while others were moderate, depending on the drug. This is where this new study steps in, attempting to draw conclusions about the overall efficiency of antidepressants .
Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour
The patient has recovered well and is on a full diet. "Before the surgery, he had minimal vision, which may improve now". But now it is gone: Doctors successfully removed the mass during an intensive, six-hour operation on Valentine's Day.
Eric Greitens is in deep, deep trouble
The indictment , which was handed down Thursday afternoon, is directly related to the blackmail allegations, according to the St. The woman claims he kept the photo and threatened to release it if she ever mentioned their relationship to anyone.
GLENN MOLLETTE: Billy Graham - Shaking His Hand
Known as "America's Pastor", Graham ministered in 185 countries and served as an advisor to 12 consecutive USA presidents. But despite his renowned legacy, Graham faced controversy in the past. "He led so many people to the Lord", she said.