Nigeria: Parents Evacuate Students Over Boko Haram Attack

Yobe State
21 February 2018

Following the recent attack by suspected Boko Haram on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state and alleged reports of missing ninety-four students on Wednesday; Parents of the above named school have started evacuating their children, noting that they cannot leave their children to be abducted by terrorists.

One of the parents who spoke to newsmen said that taking away his daughter was simply for safety sake. In his words, Babagana Gujba, opined, "I have decided to take away my daughter because of her safety.

"I cannot risk my daughter for anybody. She will not return to this school until adequate security measures are put in place", he said.

Speaking to one of the students who fled while the attack was on, Miss Aisha Kachalla, said "Immediately we started hearing sporadic gunshots, we realised that all was not well.

"We did not wait for anyone to tell us what was going on before taking to our heels. I can't remain in this school; I just want to go home. I am scared", she finally said.

Recall that Police at the early hours of Wednesday issued a statement that no student was abducted from the school by terrorists.

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