Parents: 234 Girls Kidnapped From GGSS Chibok In Borno

Parents: 234 Girls Kidnapped From GGSS Chibok In Borno

The updated figure of Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) Chibok kidnapped female students came as a shock. According to the figures obtained by Associated Press (AP), about 234 girls were abducted one week ago, significantly more than the figures reported by the government of Borno State.

AP reported that the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, insisted on a visit to the troubled town under protection of a military escort on April 21, 2014, Monday. 

The desperate parents complained to Shettima that officials ignored their words when they drew up their list of names of missing children and the total reached 234.

The difference in numbers is striking and controversial. The official reaction on these fresh statements by the Western media is awaited. 

The timeline of schoolgirls’ kidnap:

April 14-15, 2014 – Chaos in Chibok town during Boko Haram raid. GGSS building, Chibok Local Government secretariat, houses on fire. BBC Hausa puts the number of girls taken away to over 200. Reports from other sources give the figure of 103. 

April 16, 2014 – The State Government confirms the kidnap the puts the number of abducted students to 129. However, the biggest lie comes in the evening, when the DHQ released a statement that only 8 girls remain in captivity.

April 17, 2014 – The school principle, Asabe Kwambura, claims that none of the girls were rescued, at least 115 remain missing, while 14 were able to escape.

April 18, 2014 – The Army admits the mistake, confirms that the rescue operation goes on. Parents of missing girls joined the search for the students in the Sambisa Forest, not far from the town.  

April 19, 2014 – The Presidency apologises for the incorrect numbers. According to reports, the number of girls who were back to school and to their parents grows to 44, with 85 unaccounted. However, the parents quit search and rescue operation, lament that it is too dangerous for unarmed groups to continue it, while the military is not really helpful. 

April 20, 2014 – In his Easter message Governor Shettima assures that only 77 students are yet to be found. 

So, what is the true situation? Will we ever find out the truth?

Source: News

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