The UN wants the Nigerian government to deploy all machinary into the rescue of 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
The Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, said in a statement that “he was gravely concerned over the situation of the schoolgirls”, abducted during an attack on their educational institution on Febuary 19.
He called for the immediate and unconditional release of all girls and for their safe return to their families, as the US treasury department included Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, factional leader of Boko Haram, to its sanctions list for global terrorism.
Al-Barnawi’s group is suspected of being behind the abduction of the female students.
In August 2016, the Islamic State announced Al-Barnawi, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS Al-Bagdadi, as the new leader of Boko Haram.
Names and details of the missing 110 girls
The federal government on Tuesday released the names and details of the missing girls.
Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement, said Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, has convened a committee, to chaired by a military officer of the rank of major-general.
He said that out of the 110 missing girls, eight were in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS 3, 40 in SS1, 19 in SS2 and 14 in SS3.
The girls’ ages range from 11 to 19 years.