The ongoing search for the 110 girls who were abducted from the
Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, has been extended to the neighbouring countries, the Federal Government has announced.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information
and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said top military and security
officials on Thursday travelled to the North-east to add more urgency
to the search, which has now been extended beyond the North-east theatre.

The officials include the nation’s top military officer and Chief of
Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice
Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Army Staff; Lt.-Gen. Tukur
Buratai and the Director-General of the Department of State Services,
Alhaji Lawal Daura.

They joined the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who
had earlier relocated to the North-east, as well as the National
Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who has also visited the theatre.

The Federal Government had earlier released the names and other
details of the 110 girls who have yet to be accounted for, following
the attack on the GGSTC, Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 Feb. 2018.

The panel set up by the Federal Government to unravel the
circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls was inaugurated
on Thursday by the NSA.

Segun Adeyemi
SA To Hon Minister of Information and Culture
2 March 2018