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Army rescues Yobe students; Saraki condemns attack

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The Daily Trust is reporting on its website www.dailytrust.com.ng that the 50 students of Girls secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe Statd abducted by suspected terrorists have been rescued by the military.
“They were rescued at Jilli-Muwarti, a border village between Gaidam in Yobe state and Borno State,” it adds
Daily Trust learnt from a security source that the students are on their way to Gaidam in Yobe state for medical check-up before proceeding to Damaturu, the state capital.
The girls were abducted when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State.
Meanwhile, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
Saraki in statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the attack as one too many even as he urged the security agencies to get to the root of the matter, bring the perpetrators to book and ensure that all students of the school are properly accounted for.
He called on security agencies to reinforce security around academic institutions in the country in order to prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of such soft targets to disrupt academic activities and wreck havoc at a time the Federal Government is working assiduously to end the incidents of terror in the Northeast and other flash points in the country.
He also urged the security agencies to be proactive in protecting lives and property in the country and also ensuring that accurate information about attacks such as the one recently witnessed in Dapchi, Yobe State, is promptly made available to members of the public to prevent unnecessary speculation and panic by family members of victims and citizens alike.
He expressed sympathy with the affected students, parents, school authorities and the government and people of Yobe State over the unfortunate incident.

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