Missing Schoolgirls: DIG Relocates To Yobe As FG Intensifies Rescue Efforts

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Updated March 8, 2018

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The Nigeria Police has deployed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations, Habila Joshak, to Yobe state as part of efforts to rescue the missing Dapchi schoolgirls.

This follows President Mohammed Buhari’s directive for security agencies to urgently ensure the recovery of the abducted girls.

While in the state, the DIG is expected to meet and strengthen synergy with other stakeholders to ensure the success of the directive.

Joshak who arrived onj Thursday, was received at the Yobe Police Command headquarter by the state commissioner of Police Mr Sunmonu Abdulmaliki among other officers of the command.

Shortly after, he held discussions with the Police Officers and tasks them to redouble their efforts in the search for the missing girls so as to recover them, reunite them with their families to continue their educational pursuits.

While sympathizing with the people of Yobe over the unfortunate incident he assured them that all security agencies are working hard towards the rescue. he, therefore, called on the people to provide the police with useful information.

“I share the pains of this unfortunate incident with the people of Yobe and wish to assure them that we will work together with relevant stakeholders towards the recovery of the abducted school girls,” he said.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting with the police officers, the DIG also noted that while in the state, he will address other issues such as threats to academic institutions by the insurgents.

“In course of my stay here, I will meet with parents, school teachers, headmasters, principals and all the relevant authorities to ensure that their confidence in sending their children to school is restored.

“This is the only way we can bring back the attention of children to school,” he said.