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Missing schoolgirls: Ortom expresses shock, describes it as attack on country’s future


Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed shock over the abduction of school girls from Government Technical College Dapchi, Yobe state, noting that such attack on children is an attack on the future of the country.

Ortom who expressed his grief in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, he sympathized with the government and people of Yobe over the missing schoolgirls and prayed the remaining girls will be found and reunited with their families soon. He described the incident as traumatic especially for parents and relations of the girls, and urged security agencies to ensure the others are rescued.

Ortom said the people of Benue State would continue to pray for the families in Yobe whose children are yet to return. He stated that insecurity in any part of the country should be the concern of every Nigerian and called for timely and useful information made available to security agencies to enable them live up to their expectations.

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