FG reveals Boko Haram actually kidnapped 113 students in Dapchi

Boko Haram expected to release last Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, today — Police IG

Dapchi: Boko Haram set to release Christian girl, Leah Sharibu – IGP

The Nigeria Police Force, in reaction to some media reports that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, stated that the last Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, will be released soon, has declared that the IGP was "misunderstood and misquoted".

Idris said he cancelled a visit to Dapchi to avoid any "security hitch" in the town before Leah's arrival, without providing further details.

Northern Christians yesterday alleged that the attacks and killings by the Boko Haram insurgents and herdsmen were directed at eliminating a section of the country and persecuting Christian faithful. I am supposed to go to Dapchi today but because of the girl, I learnt she may be released.

Five of the girls were claimed dead while the refusal to return Leah is said to be due to her refusal to renounce her faith.

"We got the news that she was on her way", he said.

The police "reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi schoolgirl", he said.

110 students (all girls) were abducted from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, in Yobe state on February 19, 2018.

He said the Boko Haram group which had abducted the girls was ideologically different from the Abubakar Shekau led faction, which did not discriminate on who it kidnapped.

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He added that the police mobile training school in Gwoza which was destroyed by the Boko Haram terroriststs is undergoing rehabilitation to become one of the best training schools in Africa and the world.

Dapchi girls being airlifted to Maiduguri.

"It is very understandable that in such circumstance, one does not create too much security presence in the area in a manner that it could sabotage the efforts being made there".

The chairman of the abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls, Bashir Manzo, also confirmed that Leah was being brought back.

Mohammed also reiterated his earlier stance that no ransom was paid for the release of the girls.

The freed children were flown to Abuja where they met with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted schools giving a so-called Western education in the mainly-Muslim region as part of an insurgency that has killed at least 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million since 2009.

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