Chibok: 'No Authentic List Of Abducted School Girls'
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 01, (THEWILL) â€' The security agencies working in Borno State declared on Thursday that there was no authentic list indicating the actual number of students abducted by Boko Haran gunmen 17 days ago from the Government Secondary School, Chibok.
They maintained that they have been working on a speculated list which indicates that 223 students are still being held by the insurgents.
Disclosing this at a media briefing in Maiduguri, the state capital, the State Commissioner for Police, Tanko Lawan, who was accompanied by the State Director of the Department of Security Services (DSS), Ahmed Abdullahi, said security agencies in the state do not really have any authentic list of the abducted school girls.
He urged the parents of the abducted students to assist with the pictures and names of the missing students to enable the security agencies compile an authentic list.
Maintaining that all that is available currently is a speculated list from the schools, which indicates that 276 girls were allegedly abducted and 53 having regained freedom, with only 223 still being held, the Police Commissioner said 'It is incumbent on the parents to come forward with pictures and the names of the abducted students in order for us to properly document.'
He disclosed further that about 530 students who were writing their examinations at the school before the incident were drawn to the area because of the insecurity from five schools in Lassa, Ashiga Shiya, Warabe A, Izge and Chibok.
He therefore appealed for useful information that may lead to the rescue of the remaining students still being held.