48 Yobe School Girls Found, 46 Still Missing

48 Yobe School Girls Found, 46 Still Missing

Eniola Awokoya

The Yobe State government, has confirmed that 48 out of the 94 school girls declared missing, have been found

The Yobe State Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lamin, who stated this in Damaturu, added that the state government has organised search parties, to look for the remaining 46 pupils of the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.

Lamin explained that the school registered 28 missing students that returned on Tuesday, saying 20 more were received from Magwaram village on Wednesday.

He said, “This has brought down the number of missing pupils from 94 to 48 as of this morning. We are still hopeful that more pupils will return soon.”

The commissioner asked parents to report to the school whenever their children arrived home.

Sources said the 28 students that returned, were rescued by villagers from bushes around Dapchi town.

The source said, “Some of the children trekked between 15 and 20 kilometres in the bush to save their lives. We have also received calls from Fulani settlements that they are bringing more students they found in the bush.”

“So far, no dead body has been recovered, but we heard that one pupil was bitten by a snake. She was said to have been treated locally. But she would be taken to a hospital in Damaturu for proper attention.”

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