The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has noted the unfortunate incidence
at the Government Girls Science Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State and
wishes to empathize with the parents of the missing children and Nigerians
at large. The Agency at this time would like to caution against
unnecessary speculation over the depressing incident saying at moments
like these Nigerians should step up their vigilance, stand in prayers and
cooperate with security agencies.
Director General of the Agency, Dr. Garba Abari stated that President
Muhammadu Buhari has already dispatched high powered government officials,
including four ministers, to the area to ascertain the true state of
affairs and report back to him.
NOA said it was necessary to remind the media and other stakeholders to be
cautious and factual in their reportage and be mindful of the pains that
the parents and the nation at large are passing through.
The Director General said government has deployed adequate security
machinery around the area as part of the ongoing efforts to clear the Boko
Haram elements dispersed from their Sambisa Forest base with a view to
restoring normalcy in all affected areas.