Search for Dapchi schoolgirls intensifies as Chief of Air Staff relocates to Yobe

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The search for over 60 secondary school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram forces from their school in Dapchi town Yobe State has intensified, even as condemnation keeps pouring in from different entities across the world.

The latest body to condemn the situation and call for immediate rescuse is the United Nations.

The Chief of Air Staff(COAS), AIr Marshal Saddique Abubakar has reportedly relocated to Yobe state to aid the search for the girls as the Military deploys both ground and air forces in the serach.

The development was announced by the presidency via a tweet, with the following caption:

“Today Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal @CAS_AMSadique relocated to Yobe State to personally superintend the search for the missing Dapchi girls.

The @NigAirForce had earlier deployed more platforms to the N/East, as security agencies ramp up efforts to locate & rescue the girls.”

The presidency also stated that as at 6pm on Monday February 26, 2018, the Nigerian Air Force had flown a total of 200 hours conducting searches for the missing Dapchi girls.


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