By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.
Contrary to media report that 121 students of the abducted female students in Government Girls Schook, Chibok, Borno have been released, information from the government of Borno state and the Principal of school revealed that over 100 students are still missing.
Speaking after yesterday plenary, a delegate from Borno state and former minority leader in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Kumaila told newsmen that information reaching him from Borno government and Principal of the Secondary school was that non of the over 100 missing students have been. released.
He added that only 15 female students escaped when the students were abducted by the gunmen.
In his words,” well the update is what we read in the news, as you may have heard and both the governor and the principal of the school said only 14 girls have found their ways back to the school authority and rest are still in the Boko-Haram abductors.
“Although I heard that the military are saying majority of them have been released, but I want to believe that the principal verdict side of the story should be more authentic because they are one in charge of the kids.”
The men, Boko Haram militants, herded more than 100 students onto buses, vans and trucks and drove off, flanked by motorcycles, authorities said.
It could be recalled that Nigerian military authorities on Wednesday said only eight students are yet to be freed from their abductors.
On Tuesday, gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded insurgents, Boko Haram stormed a Government Girls’ Secondary School at Chibok, in Borno State and abducted 129 female students.
Nigerian troops enforcing emergency rule in the three north eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, immediately launched a manhunt to free them.
According to Defence spokesperson, Major General Chris Olukolade, the Principal of the School has confirmed that 121 girls have returned to school, leaving only eight still missing.
Olukolade in a statement stated, “More students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok have been freed this evening in the on-going search and rescue operations to free the abducted students.
“With this development, the Principal of the School confirmed that only 8 of the students are still missing. One of the terrorists who carried out the attack on the school has also been captured.
“Efforts are underway to locate the remaining 8 students”.
Of late, the insurgents have been targeting College children but this is the first time such a large number of students and all girls would be abducted.