From Hussaini Mohammed Baba, Damaturu
The Federal Government has released the full list of names and classes of the 110 girls who were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram sect form their school, Government Girls Science and Technical College, GGSTC, in Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19, 2018.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Neptune Prime learnt that 40 of the girls still not accounted for are Senior Secondary School, SSS 1 students, which made it the class with the highest figure; this is followed by SS 2 with 19 missing schoolgirls. The class with the lowest number is Junior Secondary School, JSS 1 with eight missing students.
The girls’ ages range from 11 to 19 years with 8 in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS3, 40 in SS1, 19 in SS2 and 14 in SS3.
The list, which contained the name, age and class of each of the 110 students and handed over to the Minister by the Yobe State Government was verified by a 26-member Screening Committee that includes the Executive Secretary, State Teaching Service Board, Musa Abdulsalam; Director, Schools’ Management, Ministry of Education,Shuaibu Bulama; Principal of GGSTC, Adama Abdulkarim; the two Vice Principals, Ali Musa Mabu and Abdullahi Sule Lampo; Admission Officer, Bashir Ali Yerima, and the Form Masters for all the classes.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, had earlier deployed more platforms to the North-east in their efforts to locate and rescue the girls.
The minister’s aide, Segun Adeyemi, disclosed that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has since relocated to Yobe State to supervise the search himself.