Yobe School Attack: Defence HQ Sends High Powered Team On Fact-Finding Mission

yobeFollowing the weekend attack on a school in Yobe, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday dispatched a high powered fact finding team to the State.

A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen Chris Olukolade, said the team is led by Maj.-Gen. Collins Ariahu, Chief of Research and Development in the DHQ.

According to the statement, the team is expected to carry out on-the-spot assessment of the deployment of troops of the Joint Task Force in the state.

“The team is to pay particular attention to the security circumstances surrounding the attack on the Government Secondary School, Mamudo, near Potiskum, at the weekend.

“The team is to also visit troops deployed in remote locations in Yobe state to verify the effectiveness of patrol and cordon and search operations.

“This is to forestall any further breach of security and track down perpetrators of the weekend attack.

“The team is expected to brief the Chief of Defece Staff in respect of any requirement for additional troops and logistics for the operation in Yobe state,” it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that more than 20 students, a teacher and a preacher were killed during the attack suspected to be carried out by the Boko Haram sect. (NAN)


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