Controversy has surrounded report of the rescue of fifty pupils of the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Yobe. on Wednesday night.
The report is being dogged by controversy after the Director-General Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, broke the news of the alleged rescue by the Nigerian Military on Wednesday night via a statement.
Gaidam’s aide in the statement said the rescued pupils were in the custody of the military but failed to state whether it was all the abducted students that were rescued or their numbers.
The government’s silence on both have sparked rumours of various kinds with some saying it was aimed at defusing tension the abduction had generated among parents and guardians of the abducted pupils.
“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. “We will provide more details about their number and condition in due course.
“His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who is very grateful for the gallantry and hard work of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army involved in the operation, is monitoring the situation closely and will make a statement in due course” the statement had said.