Nigeria: Attack On Yobe Girls' School By Boko Haram Insurgents One Too Many - Saraki

Yobe State
21 February 2018

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. This was disclosed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Described the the heinous attack as one too many, Saraki urged all relevant security agencies to investigate it with a view of arresting the perpetrators to account for abducted students. According to the statement, "security agencies should reinforce security around academic institutions in the country in order to prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of such soft targets to disrupt academic activities and wreck havoc at a time the Federal Government is working assiduously to end the incidents of terror in the Northeast and other flash points in the country.

"Urged the security agencies to be proactive in protecting lives and property in the country and also ensuring that accurate information about attacks such as the one recently witnessed in Dapchi, Yobe State, is promptly made available to members of the public to prevent unnecessary speculation and panic by family members of victims and citizens alike, it stated. Saraki further expressed sympathy with the affected students, parents, school authorities and the government and people of Yobe State over the unfortunate incident.

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