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
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).