The Minster of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has declared that the Boko Haram sect is fond of attacking schools in order to embarrass the government and attract attention.
The Minister made this known at a fact finding visit to Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State, stating that with the determination of the gallant soldiers the days of Boko haram is over.
Fielding question on the state government statement about the rescue of some of the girls and the number of students being abducted, the Minister said they have not been able to establish how many people were abducted.
“What we know for a fact now is we cannot account for some students but, since two days ago, students have been reporting back to school,” he said.
“We also have it on record that some of them have phoned from their hiding place, some from Damaturu, some from other locations. But, as things develop we will let you know.
“But, we cannot categorically say ‘X’ number of students have been abducted but we can say not all students have returned.
“I think we should take it in context, to me, the most authoritative position is the one given by both the governor, theatre commander and the GOC.
“What we know is that some students cannot be accounted for. That is because some of them are still returning.”
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