It appears the press statement released by Director General to Yobe governor on Press affairs, Abdullahi Bego, is all but false.

In the press statement, Bego disclosed that some of the girls have been rescued by the army.

“The Yobe State Government hereby informs the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday have been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted them.

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

But on Thursday, the Defense Headquarters was unable to confirm the rescue.

“We cannot confirm” the statement by Yobe State that some of the girls have been rescued, Defence spokesperson, John Agim, told Premium Times Thursday morning.

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At least 94 school girls were abducted on Monday evening when Boko Haram stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area, Yobe State, a state government-owned school.

Yobe State police commissioner, Sunmonu Abdulmaliki’s aide who answered his phone when Premium Times called, also said the police had no information about the rescue.

“There’s nothing we can confirm,” the aide said.

He was quick to add that the police will work closely with a team of three ministers that President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the state on Wednesday, and the picture would be clearer soon.

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