While the rest of the world were celebrating the International Women’s day yesterday, 8th of March, 2018, the mothers of kidnapped Dapchi girls were filled with bitterness as their children are still yet to be found.
Insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram invaded the girls’ school on Monday 19 Feb. 2018 and it was later on confirmed by the Federal Government that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State have been so far unaccounted for.
Nollywood actress, Maryam Charles, in light of this expressed her heart break over the fact that the girls are still yet to be found – sharing the pain of the traumatized mothers who are yet to find their kids, she wrote:
We celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday but for mothers in Dapchi, Yobe state, the day was bad. Their children are still missing having said to be taken by Boko Haram. I am heart broken by this and I can’t even imagine what they are going through at the moment.i really do hope they are found soon.
To all women working to provide a better life for themselves and their family, don’t stop.keep striving, keep working. The voices that seek to stop you may be many but, don’t listen. You are strong, you are brave.
I really hope our government is doing all they can to bring the girls back home because every minute wasted is a shame on our great nation.
A statement from the office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, revealed the figure after a meeting between a Federal Government Delegation and representatives of key stakeholders, including the state government, the college, the parents, security agencies and Bursari local government, where Dapchi is situated, in Damaturu on February 25th.
He said, based on the briefings from the Principal of the College, Hajia Adama Abdulkarim, and the state Commissioner for Education, Hon. Mohammed Lami, 906 students – out of whom 110 have not been accounted for – were in the school on the day of the attack.