Dapchi abduction: Reno Omokri attacks Buhari for not acting fast

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Dapchi abduction: Reno Omokri attacks Buhari for not acting fast

The party also berated the Buhari-led government for what it called an attempt to suppress information on the Dapchi saga, adding that the development rendered rescue mission hard, thus compounding the woes of the families of the missing girls. The Yobe State Government apologises for that.

Manzo, recalling the sequence of events on that fateful day, said: "On Monday, Boko Haram entered our town and started shouting".

On Wednesday, parents and other local witnesses told Reuters they had been warned by Nigerian security and government officials not to disclose the students' disappearance.

Some of them who spoke with newsmen in Damaturu vowed to lay down their lives by going after the insurgents with vigilantes, rather than ignore the struggle for the federal government which is responsible for security and defence matters.

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The European Union (EU), has said that the incidence is an attack on humanity. "When we arrived here we have been briefed by the governor and the GOC about the situation of the students".

He added: "The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army". The statement also said it was unclear whether the students were abducted by the militants.

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 said we should cooperate with the government that they were doing their best. BBC reporter Stephanie Hegarty reported on Twitter that she had reason to believe the government was arresting the parents of the missing children who reacted aggressively to the news that the government had lied about their daughters.

The Minister who, shortly after he arrived at the college on Thursday afternoon, also said the government didn't want to manufacture stories on the true state and number of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

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Many Nigerians are confused with reconciling government and the military claims that it has defeated the terrorist sect, and all the hype that has accompanied such claims, with the latest attack, which has again exposed the insecurity situation in many parts of the country. There are allegations that security personnel were pulled out of the town shortly before the attack took place.

Governor Gaidam, however, said yesterday that from the figures available to him, 84 students remain missing.

He revealed that more troops and surveillance aircraft were being deployed to the affected area to hasten the rescue of the girls. The school in question is without adequate security and you know where Dapchi is located. The local authorities too initially said the girls had not been abducted and instead were all hiding in the bush after fleeing the attack.

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