Failure Of Security And Horror Of Another Kidnap Of Nigerian School Girls

Protest for rescue of missing Chibok school girls

(By Iheanyi Ezinwo) – Some officials of the federal government, before now have been beating their chest and announcing to whoever cared to listen that Boko Haram has been technically defeated.
However, recent events, including the kidnap of female students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State with 110 unaccounted for as at 26 February, 2018 has shown that the battle is far from being over. The news of the second large scale kidnap of female students girls by Boko Haram on February 19 is devastating, to say the least.
Unlike the kidnap of over 100 Chibok school girls in 2014, which, happening for the first time, taking every body unawares, and raising many unanswered questions, that of Dapchi school girls obviously have no political undertones. Lack of security presence obviously made the adventure of the kidnappers a successful one, and if the Chibok experience is anything to go by, then the security operatives must do the unthinkable, to be able to rescue the missing girls.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had confirmed at a meeting with relevant stakeholders, including parents of the school girls that 110 students were still missing.
The announcement was based on briefings from Hajia Adama Abdulkarim, principal of Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, and Yobe state Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lami, that, out of 906 students who were in school on the day of the unfortunate incident,110 are still missing .
This is one kidnap too many. A bad day for all Nigerians: There are reports that the federal government has directed a deployment of police and civil defence personnel to all the schools in the state while search for the girls are intensified, but these measures appear to be coming too late in the day because the deed has been done.
We know that the times are very challenging in deed for the federal government, as combining efforts to rescue the Chibok girls with that of Dapchi could be an enormous responsibility. But that is the debt government owes the parents of the missing girls and all Nigerians. The truth remains that the federal government must go beyond words of assurances to actions that will provide quick and verifiable results because the lives of the future of Nigeria is involved, and our integrity is at stake.
Besides, one would have thought that the security agencies in the Boko Haram troubled areas should have learnt from the Chibok experience and fortifies security around the schools, especially the girls’ schools.
It is really regrettable that Nigerian security agencies were not proactive, thereby allowing another kidnap of this magnitude to happen after the Chibok experience. This resort to fire fighting is most regrettable and indeed very discouraging .It does appear that security agencies in Nigeria did not learn anything from the Chibok experience of 2014.
Below are the names of 105 of the Dapchi school girls that were taken away from their school dormitory on Monday night, as published by the NATION.
Fatima Bashir
Aisha Kachalla
Zainab Abubakar
Falmata Wakil
Fatima Isa
Fatima Musa
Aisha Usman
Aisha Adamu
Fatima Isa
Hauwa A. Mohammed Idriss
Maryam Mohammed
Fatima Mohammed II
Hauwa Salisu
Hassana Gambo
Aisha Adamu
Adama Garba
Zara Grema
Maryam Daamkontoma
Zainab Bama
Fatsuma Abdullahi
Fatima Yahaya Tarbutu
Amina Yahaya Tarbutu
Amina Adamu
Hajara Ali
Fatima Abdullahi
Fatsuma Ali
Zara’U Mohammed
Salamatu Garba
Falmata Alh. Inuwa
Falmata Alh. Ali
Aisha B. Danjuma
Maryam Bashir
Maryam Aliyu Mabu
Fatima Modu Bamba
Aisha Modu Bamba
Hafsat Haruna
Rabi Alh. Nasiru
Hadiza Moh’D
Fatima Aji Hassan
Falmata Wakil
Aisha Wakil
Falmata A. Audu
Aisha Maina
Aisha Mohammed
Aisha Mamuda
Name missing on list
Zainab Usman

Hadiza Mohammed Taiduma
Maryam Ibrahim
Fatima M. Gira
Hafsat Ibrahim Gira
Maryam Ibrahim
Zara Tijjani
Amina Haruna
Fatima Adamu
Khadija Mai Sale
Khadija Ali
Habiba Musa Jakana
59 Fatima Bukar

Hajara Gidado
Maryam Basiru
Fatima Usman
Maryam Ibrahim
Leah Sherubu
Aisha Alh. Deri
Fatima Hassan Mustapha
Zainab Manu
Zara Tijjani
Zainab Bukar Abba
Hauwa Saidu Abubakar
Karima Inusa
Amina A. Abubakar
Yakura Sani
Rabi Yahaya Tela
Hajara Yahaya Tela
Marya Mustapha
Aisha Abdullahi
Maryam Adamu Mohammed
Bintu Usman
Fatsuma Mohammed
Salamatu Isiyaku
Hauwa Lawan
Aisha B. Danjuma
Aisha Moh’D Jakusko
Hauwa Bulama
Fatima Abubakar Jambo
Walida Adamu
Fanna Mohammed
Aisha M. Bukar
Maryam Usman
Aisha Abba Aji
Maryam Usman
Maimuna A. Hassan
Zara Musa
Maryam Mohammed Kaku
Khadija Suleiman
Habiba Nuhu Dan Inu
Fatima Isiyaku Aliyu
Sahura Jibir Mohammed
Khadija Grema Dabuwa
Zara Grema Dabuwa
Zara Mohammed Lawan
Fatima Mohammed
Fati Modu Aisami
Fatsuma Alli

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