Chibok: Another School Girl Returns
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, April 19, (THEWILL) â€' As controversy surrounds the actual number of students still missing from the Boko Haram abduction at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, another student has returned to the school.
Her return on Saturday thus reduced the number of the missing students from 129 to 84.
About 530 female students were said to be in the school for the WAEC/SSCE examinations but 129 students sat for Physics when the Boko Haram gunmen struck and abducted the students in the hostel.
Local sources said until the head count of students that though sat for Physics on that day but did not sleep in the hostel is known, the actual number of abducted students may not be certain.
Impeccable sources said some of the 129 students who sat for the Physics examination left for their homes and may have equally gone with their friends that were boarders at the school.
This new thinking, it was gathered, actually informed the decision of the state government to order that the students that left for homes should be brought back for an head count.
It was however gathered that some of the parents who were already happy with the return of their children home may not want them to return to the school now.
It would be recalled that the State Commissioner for Education, Comrade Inuwa Kubo,said in a statement on Friday that 'Only one of our missing students returned today.'
The Commissioner said: She was not among those abducted. She was however one of the 129 girls at the hostel on that black day the was attacked.
'She ran out of the school during the attack and thereafter, went to her parents. She was brought back by her mother on Saturday .Remember I told you in my first statement that we made announcements calling on parents and guardians whose daughters might have ran home to bring them back so we could take account to be precise on the number of students missing out of the 129 that were in school during the attack.'
According to Kubo, 'We will still call on parents and all sympathisers to remain prayerful and hopeful that by the grace of God all the students will safely return to school.'