The House of Representatives has set up a committee to investigate in the abduction of female students from the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi.
This was made known on Tuesday on the floor of the House.
The lawmakers have asked the Adhoc committee investigating the abduction to return with a report and recommendation that can be practically applied to ensure that such does not happen again.
This follows a few days after the Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, blamed the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls on the withdrawal of security personnel from communities in the state.
He alleged that security checkpoints were withdrawn from Dapchi and other communities, few days before the attack, a development which he believes gave room for the incident.
“There was not any justification whatsoever to withdraw the military from that place, knowing fully well that there is a girls’ school there with about 900 of them and it’s a local government headquarters.
“They withdrew the military personnel last week, which was not even known to us,” he said.
But the military denied the allegation, describing it as unfortunate and far from the truth.
According to the military, troops earlier deployed in Dapchi were redeployed to reinforce troops at Kanama following attacks on troops’ location at the Nigerian border.
This was on the premise that Dapchi has been relatively calm and peaceful and the security of Dapchi town was formally handed over to the Nigeria Police Division located in the town.
The troops’ redeployment was therefore done in tandem with the exigencies of operation and not as misconstrued.
However, the House has resolved to mobilise every security apparatus necessary to rescue the innocent students and reunite them with their parents as soon as possible.
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