Boko Haram: Leah Sharibu’s School Closed In Dapchi

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Authorities have closed down Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi Yobe State over the fear of Boko Haram attack.

The Parents Teach Association (PTA) reached the leadership after an attack on Babangida in Tarmuwa Local Government Area.

Babangida is about 50 kilometres from Dapchi.

Leah Sharibu Kidnapped by Boko Haram
Leah Sharibu

Government Girl’s Science Technical College is the school Leah Sharibu along with 100 girls attended before they were abducted on February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram.

Alahi Bashir Manzo, the Chairman of the Abducted Dapchi School Girls’ Parents confirmed the decision.

Manzo said the JFP Commander in Dapchi had in two occasions instructed that the authorities should evacuate the students from the hostels.

The decision was influenced by intelligence reports that some elements of the terrorist group were sighed at Sasawa closed to the town.

“It is true that the school has been closed down for now because of the recent developments that are going on around the town.

“Last Thursday, the military commander in Dapchi instructed that the girls should be moved out of the hostel.

“They were evacuated to the house of the District Head. The military told us that some Boko Haram elements were sighted at Sasawa and therefore the school girls should be kept safe.

“For the second time again, the soldiers came and instructed for the evacuation of the girls to the house of the District Head where they slept.

“Now following what happened in Babangida yesterday and the recent developments, we sat down with the PTA and decided that the children should just go home pending when adequate security measures will be taken.

“We gathered the students and addressed them and gave them transport fare to go back to their houses.

“We have written a letter which will be sent to the SSS, police and the permanent Secretary of the Ministry of education on the decision that we have taken. This is the reason why GGSTC Dapchi is closed for now,” Manzo explained.


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