Group claims army ignored warnings about Dapchi attack beforehand

Group claims army ignored warnings about Dapchi attack beforehand

Members of the militant Islamist group stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, almost four years after a similar mass abduction in Chibok, Borno state.

"The authorities appear to have learned nothing from the abduction of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state in 2014 and failed to ensure protection for civilians in northeast Nigeria, specifically girls' schools", the report quoted Ojigho as saying.

"The Defence of our national territorial integrity is our utmost goal and as such the Armed Forces in conjunction with sister security agencies will continue to strive toward entrenching peace in the North-East and indeed every part of this great nation, " Agim said.

The coalition of civil society groups against terrorism in Nigeria has accused global rights organization, amnesty worldwide of what it described as its judgmental reports on the security situation in the troubled North eastern part of the country. "Why were insufficient troops available? And what procedures are supposed to be followed in response to an attempted abduction?" she added.

The officer said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, would embark on appraisal visits in the Northeast where he will visit the schools and access performance of police men.

"The Nigerian authorities must investigate the inexcusable security lapses that allowed this abduction to take place without any tangible attempt to prevent it", said Ojigho in the report.

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said this claim by Amnesty International is outright falsehood and misleading.

Dan-Ali was also confident that the girls would return in the shortest time owing to the intelligence at the government's disposal, though he can not say the exact time when it would be.

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Agim accused the human rights organization of publishing reports that frustrate the fight against Boko Haram.

The Amnesty report also alleges a police source told their team that police fled the town because they feared that Boko Haram fighters would overpower them.

"Even if the military troops were withdrawn weeks before the attack as they (army) says, there are over 30 police officers in Dapchi, there was no action from them that day", Bukar told CNN.

"Amnesty International gathered testimony from multiple credible sources showing that the Nigerian army and police received multiple calls up to four hours before the raid on Dapchi, but did not take effective measures to stop the abduction or rescue the girls after they were taken by Boko Haram fighters", Amnesty said in a report.

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Amnesty urged Nigeria's government to make public the results of its investigation.

He assured that the Federal Government will not rest until all the Chibok and Dapchi school girls in the Boko Haram custody are released and reunited with their families.

Parents go through list of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Government Girls Technical College at Dapchi town in northern Nigerian on February 28, 2018.

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