The Federal government has released names and details of 110 girls yet to be accounted for, after an attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19.
Yobe state government handed over a list of the of the girls to information minister Lai Mohammed, who has twice led a delegation to Yobe since the attack. Eight of the girls are in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS3, 40 in SS1, 19 in SS2 and 14 in SS3. Their ages range from 11 to 19 years.
The list, which also contains the contact address and phone number of each missing girl, was verified by a 26-member Screening Committee that includes the Executive Secretary, State Teaching Service Board, Musa Abdulsalam; Director, Schools’ Management, Ministry of Education, Shuaibu Bulama; Principal of GGSTC, Adama Abdulkarim; the two Vice Principals, Ali Musa Mabu and Abdullahi Sule Lampo; Admission Officer, Bashir Ali Yerima, and the Form Masters for all the classes.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Tuesday relocated to Yobe State to personally superintend the search for the girls.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had earlier deployed more platforms to the North-east for the search, as the security agencies ramp up their efforts to locate and rescue the girls. As at 6 pm on Monday, the NAF had flown a total of 200 hours while conducting the search