Knocks And Kudos Greet Return Of Dapchi Schoolgirls
Mixed reactions have trailed the return of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State.
The schoolgirls were reportedly dropped in the community on Wednesday morning, more than four weeks after they were kidnapped.
Nigerians in reaction to this news have taken to social media to view their opinion. While some expressed great delight on the return of the schoolgirls, others demand more explanation on the ‘sudden return’ with no arrests made, despite the heavy security agents deployed to secure the state.
However, the Federal Government has said that the release of the schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists was unconditional.
Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said: “the girls were released in the wee hours of Wednesday through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country.”
See the mixed reactions below…
When Boko Haram raided Dapchi and went away with 110 #DapchiGirls there was no security on ground.
A month after the kidnap, Boko Haram drove back the girls in the same vehicles they were taken away, still no security😒
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) March 21, 2018
People who use their heads to think will ask how it was possible for boko haram to freely kidnap and return 100plus #DapchiGirls in an heavily militarised region like Yobe without any confrontation from the military. But I understand some people actually think with their legs.
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) March 21, 2018
Don’t blame them. WAILING is their default settings.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) March 21, 2018
It must have taken a lot to return the #DapchiGirls in terms of logistics. It would be great to know what Nigeria had to give/do this time to have these girls returned. We are glad they are back but let’s not miss a chance to learn how to do better.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 21, 2018
So we are just gonna accept and thank whoever kidnapped #dapchigirls for returning them
— Eleniyan (@elhadj_pablo) March 21, 2018
— Israel Ugochukwu Journalist (@JonalistIsrael) March 21, 2018
We literally watched boko haram drive to town, exchange pleasantries, Drop #DapchiGirls , say their goodbyes and drive off. Where were the police, army and government??????
Country yii ti su mi ooooo
— WeiRD!! (@ayodaboss) March 21, 2018
A big ‘thank you’ to @MBuhari and the Security Services involved in the safe return of the #DapchiGirls…
Your relatively swift resolution of the abduction, even though there might have been a significant cost is commendable to say the least.
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) March 21, 2018
BHT Kidnapped Girls….Stage 1
Boko Haram Returns Kidnapped Girls… Stage 2
Buhari, I have fulfilled my Promise to rescue Abducted girls…. Stage 3
End of Movie
— The Nigerian Wailers (@NGRWailers) March 21, 2018