It was reported earlier this year that more than 100 girls were missing after the raid at a Nigerian School. The Media had reported that more than 100 of the girls have been missing after a suspected Boko Haram militants attacked their school in northeastern Nigeria.
Bashir Manzo, father of one of the girls, interviewed with CNN said that his was one of the girls who is missing and unaccounted for after the raid on the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe. The Nigerian Government has not yet come up with the release of the official list of those missing. Shortly after the attack, Yobe’s governor did officially announce that almost 50 girls are unaccounted for, but the Manzo, who is the newly elected head of the parents’ association at the school, has reported that according to parents and the association’s records 104 girls were missing.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given a promising statement to the families that they will be returning the missing girls to their families in a safe and secure way and hopefully bring the attackers to justice. Buhari has proclaimed it a national disaster and a shameful act for the world. A great number of the troops and surveillance aircraft have been deployed to search the territory for the unknown number of missing students.
Update: In a statement release not long after the initial event, the Yobe state government said an unspecified number of girls had been rescued from the “terrorists who abducted them” and were now with the army.
Reuters news agency quoted parents and a government official as saying that 76 girls had been rescued and at least 13 were still missing