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It was a national disgrace as a BBC reporter Stephanie Hegarty tweeted that the reported rescue of the Dapchi school girls kidnapped in Yobe school is all but a lie.

Members of the Boko Haram sect in an action reminiscent of the 2014 abduction of over 200 Chibok girls,  entered a girls school in Dapchi, Yobe and kidnapped school girls whose numbers are uncertain ranging from 50 –  over a hundred. The attack which took place on Wednesday raised concern across the nation after the Nigerian Army had claimed it rescued some of the girls. It gave different figures it rescued from that given by the Governor state government . The Army had said the rescued girls were being kept at the Army barrack. The press also reported  a statement from one of the rescued girls.

Stephanie of the BBC however released series of tweets stating the governor of Yobe addressed parents of the kidnapped girls and told them that the government was misled by a security agency to believe the girls were rescued.

Stephanie also tweeted parents are being prevented to speaking to the press and a particular parent is on the run following an order for his arrest for speaking to the press.  Miss Hegart also tweeted security agencies are not speaking to the press.

The report has elicited reactions among Nigerians and gas brought disgrace to the country and has further exposed more lies that have been a hallmark of the present Administration.

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Meanwhile president Muhammadu Buhari has apologized for the attack and promiseD to bring the girls to safety.  He sympathized with the families and government of Tone state.

Ogaga Onokwakpor

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