FG Raises A Committee To Probe Dapchi Girls Abduction

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Yemisi Izuora 

The Federal Government has charged a 12-member committee which it has set up to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of the

Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe

State, following the attack on the school by insurgents on 19 Feb.


The committee was convened by the National Security Adviser (NSA),

Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), according to a statement issued in

Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji

Lai Mohammed.

The Committee, which will be chaired by a military officer of the rank

of Major-General, comprises one senior Provost each from the Nigerian

Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force; representatives of the

National Intelligence Agency (NIA); Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA);

Nigeria Police Force (NPF); Department of State Services (DSS);

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); two representatives

of the Yobe State Government and a representative of the Office of the

National Security Adviser.

The terms of reference of the Committee include ascertaining the

circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls, confirming the

presence, composition, scale and disposition of security emplaced in

Dapchi as well as in GGSTC before the incident and suggesting measures

that can lead to the location and rescue of the girls.

The panel, which is expected to submit its report by 15 March 2018, is

also saddled with recommending measures to prevent future occurrence.

The Committee will be inaugurated on Wednesday (28Feb2018).

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