Chibok: Presidential panel visits school



A Presidential fact-finding committee yesterday visited Government Girls Secondary School, Borno State from where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14.
In a statement signed by the panel’s spokesperson, Kingsley Osadolor, noted that it was received at Chibok by the state Commissioner for Education, Chairman of Chibok Local Government, five District Heads of the surrounding communities, Chairman of the Parents/Teachers Association of the school, the Principal, and several others, including wailing parents of the abducted girls. Also present were some of the students who escaped from the insurgents.
Members of the committee visited the school’s burnt-out structure. Osadolor said the members were conducted round the school. The Principal, Vice Principal, Matrons of the hostels, as well as security guards and cooks were earlier debriefed by the committee in Maiduguri. The committee later held an interactive session with the Chibok communities on the school premises.
At the meeting, the committee’s chairman, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Sabo (rtd), said they came to sympathise with the parents and other community members over the havoc of the insurgents. He assured the people of President Goodluck Jonathan’s concern about the fate of the abducted students, saying the President was having sleepless nights.
The Commissioner for Education, Musa Inuwa Kubo, also expressed happiness over the visit and urged members of the committee to convey to President Jonathan the people’s hope and belief that the girls would be found and reunited with thier families.

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