Bloody Confession!!! We Lied To Nigerians, We Do Not Know The Actual Number Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Missing, Buhari’s FG Reveals, Shocks The World

By Post Nigeria February 28, 2018 22:44

Bloody Confession!!! We Lied To Nigerians, We Do Not Know The Actual Number Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Missing, Buhari’s FG Reveals, Shocks The World

The Federal Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said on Wednesday, that there were still conflicting reports on the actual number of students abducted from the Government Girl’s Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, recently, by boko haram terrorists, Vanguard reports.

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Mungusum, rtd, who said this while inagurating a 12- man Committee to unravel the circumstances leading to the kidnap of the schoolgirls, tasked the Committee not only to unravel the actual number of abducted girls, but also their identity.

He described the abduction as worrisome, saying it was an embarrassment to the country at large.

“The Committee is to determine the exact number of persons abducted, alongside their identity, as there are conflicting reports in this regard, to confirm the presence, composition, scale and disposition of security emplaced in Dopchi, as well as the School itself, before the incident”, he said.

The NSA added: “The abduction of the schoolgirls by the terrorists, is a worrisome incident that requires deliberate, urgent and relentless efforts on the part of government.

“There has been conflicting reports from various quarters on the event that led to the abduction, the number of persons abducted, as well as their identity.

“This does not portray the country in good light. There have also been reports, especially in the social media, which tend to support some level of inactivity by relevant organisations.

“Therefore, there is a need to verify the circumstances surrounding the abduction of these girls from the Government Girls Secondary School.”

According to him: “For the avoidance of doubt, I will quickly re-emphasise that the terms of reference of the Committee are as follows: to determine the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the students from the School on the 18th of February.”

Other terms of reference include: “To determine the exact number of persons abducted alongside their identity, as there are conflicting reports in this regard, to confirm the presence, composition, scale and disposition of security emplaced in Dapchi, as well as the School itself before the incident.”

They also include: “To ascertain the existing communication in Dapchi and their functionality.

“To suggest measures that can lead to the location and immediate rescue of the abducted girls.

“To recommend measure to be emplaced in preventing future occurrences, any other detail the committee may deem necessary.”

Mungonu added that: “Considering the importance of the issue and the urgency required to promptly address the terms of reference and associated concerns, you are to commence sitting immediately and submit your report to me in two weeks time.

“I, therefore, implore members of the committee to be objective in their findings, in order to address this ugly development.

“I must emphasise here also that there is a lot of cynicism outside in the wider society.

“This is not the first time such incident has taken place. On the 14th of April, 2014, a lot of girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok.

“A Committee was set by the previous administration to look into the circumstances that led to the abduction of those girls.

“What I want to emphasise to you, is that this investigation has to be done with all the seriousness it deserves.

“This is not going to be another exercise in futility. We are using the money of tax payers to carry out this assignment, and they are entitled to getting results for whatever this Committee does.

“Again, the inclination to push things under the carpet, to be sympathetic to groups or organisations, will not be tolerated.

“You must unravel everything. Where people are culpable, it should come out in your report.”

He further informed the Committee that: “The report also will be followed by a white paper. The President is extremely concerned about this incident, which I have already told you is beginning to cast a dark shadow on not just the administration, but the country.

“The truth of the matter is that security is all embracing. It is not just for agencies of government.

“There is always an interface between the wider society and Security Agencies, especially in the context of the 21st century issues of insecurity. This time around, your work is going to permeate into the population not just in Yobe State, probably in Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe States, and so on and so forth.”

He added that: “The basic motivation in this very exercise is to get result. I want results; this is not just going to be something theoretical, paper or suggestions that will end up on someone desk without anything happening.

“We must let the people of Nigeria know that we have taken this incident with all the seriousness it requires, and we are going to solve this problem.

“I would not want a situation whereby you are going to be suppressed by any individual, any group, or organisation or agency, because we are not going to allow anybody to cover up anything in this matter.

“These are people’s children, our children, and we must be seen to be doing the right thing.”