Boko Haram trying to embarrass Buhari with Yobe attack - Lai Mohammad

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that Boko Haram's attack on Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe, which has led to the disappearance of an undetermined number of schoolgirls, is an attempt to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
The minister made his remarks when he visited Yobe State on Thursday, February 22, 2018, to get a first hand account of the attack that happened earlier this week.

The militant group had invaded the school in Dapchi town in Bursari local government area of the state on Monday, February 19, and made away with loads of food items from the school, sending students and staff running into the bushes for safety.

While addressing reporters at the school on Thursday, Mohammed insisted in the Federal Government's position that the terrorist group is in its "dying days" and is merely lashing out with its attacks after getting pushed out of its primary base in Sambisa Forest.

He said, "We are still monitoring the situation and what I want people to understand is that since two days ago some of the students who fled to neighbouring towns and communities had returned and more have been returning.

"When we arrived here we have been briefed by the governor and the GOC about the situation of the students.

"We know there are few students who are yet accounted for, but we don't want to manufacture stories on this issue. But give us few days, we will be able to tell you exactly the real situation of things.

"But you can see response of the military, the response of the state government is quite commendable. Since four days now we have been following the efforts being made to arrest the situation.

"But we must understand that these are they dying days of the Boko Haram and what they intend to do is to embarrass the government because they have been degraded, they have been pushed out of Sambisa forest.

"They have been starved out of oxygen and the oxygen they feed on is publicity so that they can grab the world’s attention. But I can assure you that with the determination of our gallant military, the days of Boko Haram are numbered."
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