JUST IN: Dapchi schoolgirls found


The 110 Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on 19 February, have been recovered.

Reports said the girls are being transported home, from where they were found.

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu has confirmed the report. But information is at the moment sketchy.

One report said the Boko Haram insurgents returned the girls themselves early on Wednesday.

Mohammed Mamman, The NAN correspondent in Damaturu, capital of Yobe State said he is on the way to Dapchi to confirm the release of the girls.

Abdullahi Bego, spokesman of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam is yet to issue a statement as at 9am, perhaps exercising caution after he falsely said the girls were recovered hours after they were captured on 19 February.

When President Muhammadu Buhari visited Damaturu and Dapchi on 14 March, he promised that his government would do everything possible to rescue the girls.

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