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Thursday, March 22, 2018

DSS negotiated release of Dapchi school girls – Military

The Defence Headquarters has said the Military was not involved in the negotiations leading to the release of 105 girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe state.

Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim said in a message to The Nation, that the Department of State Services, (DSS), led the negotiations for the release of the girls.
“The girls were released through negotiations led by the Department of State Services (DSS),” the message read.
The Federal Government on Wednesday, confirmed the release of 105 of the 110 abducted students of Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe on February 19.
The girls were reportedly brought to Dapchi town in the early hours of Wednesday by their abductors, suspected to be members of a faction of the Boko Haram terrorists.
According to the FG, no ransom was paid to the insurgents.

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