Saturday 3 March 2018


On Monday, February 19, 2018, suspected Boko Haram (BH) insurgents invaded Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria, abducting 110 of the 906 student population. It was yet another tragic day for a nation that is yet to recover from a similar incident that took place on April 14, 2014 in Chibok, Borno State. See for example -

Sadly, both incidents happened in similar circumstances. Lax security made these wholesale abductions possible. Did we learn any lesson at all from the abduction of the Chibok girls? How did the Dapchi kidnap happen? The Federal Government (FG) has since set up a 12-man committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the abduction. 

Meanwhile, Nigerians hope that the girls would be united with their families soon...

Related Links

*Dapchi: How insurgents abducted our school girls>News
*Al Barnawi faction kidnapped Dapchi girls - Barrister Aisha Alkali Wakil
*BH: What Nigerian government should do - UN Secretary General
*Chibok girls angry, upset at BH's abduction of Dapchi girls
*The full story of Chibok girls from 276 to 197
*Chibok & Dapchi: The intriguing metaphor of a roving Chi
*Focusing on schoolgirl abductions distorts the view of life in Nigeria - Chitra Nagarajan
*How 14-year old girl helped Chibok girl escape BH
*Untold story of Chibok girls' kidnap
*FG paid 3m Euros for release of Chibok girls
*One month after abduction, BH brings home more than 100 Dapchi girls
*'Has the food aid for BH victims not delivered' - BBC news
*BH: New strategy of suicide bombers
*UN Security Council Report on BH affected areas in Lake Chad region
*BH fighters found posing as refugees in Nigeria
*Map covering BH activity across the L. Chad region
*In Nigeria, militants use dozens of children as human bombs
*How Jonathan's government fought BH with Ukrain mercenaries who posed as instructors
*Electronic Jihad in Nigeria: How BH is using social media
*BH releases videos of some of the remaining Chibok girls who vowed not to go back home
*BH most lethal terror group in the world - US General
*Nigeria: BH now collecting taxes from Nigerians in Borno, Yobe
*Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after BH overruns base
*The ISWA Province vs Abu Bakr Shekau: Full Text, Translation & Analysis
*Nigeria's battle with BH
*Factional BH leader. Mamman Nur, killed by own fighters
*Report blames BH insurgency, north-east conflicts on poor governance
*Research on Islam & Militants in Africa: Collected Papers 2013-2018 (RIMA)
*Only 6 Chibok girls sighted in Sambisa Forest - Parents
*Beyond tweets and screams: Action for empowerment & accountability in Nigeria - The case of the #BBOG Movement

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