Dapchi girls reunite with parents

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe


The rescued abducted schools girls have been reunited with their parents after spending some days in Abuja for medical checkups.

They were received amidst cheers of jubilation from parents and the people of Dapchi and environs in the school premises of Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State, where they were abducted by the insurgents.

It will be recalled that the school girls were abducted on February 19 and were held till March 21 when they were returned to the town of Dapchi.

Two days later, they were taken to Abuja for documentation, a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari for medical checkups.

They are now back and their arrival was greeted with cheers from parents and well-wishers who had long waited to be part of the occasion.

The Member Representing Dapchi at the House of Representatives, Mallam Bukar Goni presented the children to the state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who was represented by the State Commissioner of Information Mala Musi.

Mallam Goni said 105 out of the 107 that were presented were students of the school, while 2 were children living in the staff quarters of the college.

While presenting the Girls to the state Government, the Federal Legislator expressed gratitude to the president, the Yobe State Governor and all Nigerians for their support throughout the period when the girls were in captivity.

Mallam Goni informed the gathering that the medical report from the checkups conducted showed that all the students were in good health condition.

He urged the parents not to despair, but to continue to promote Girl-Child education, because the government had drawn up measures to forestall future occurrence.

To the students, he urged them to take their studies seriously, because there was no alternative to educational development.

Some parents of the abducted school girls appreciate all efforts towards the rescue of the girls and called for proactive measures in curtailing a reoccurrence.