Senator Ben Murray Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for rescuing some of the kidnapped students of Government Girl School in Dapchi, Yobe state.

Police on Wednesday confirmed that 111 Yobe schoolgirls were missing following Monday’s attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the school.

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The Police Commissioner in Yobe State Police command, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

He said that 815 out of the 926 students were physically seen in the school as at Tuesday as reports emerge that more girls have returned to the school after the head count.

However, some of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram were rescued by the army.

Reacting to the latest development in a post on his Twitter handle, Murray-Bruce wrote: “I commend the gallant men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces for the rescue of some of the abducted #DapchiGirls.

“This shows their commitment to serving their fatherland.

“I urge them to redouble efforts and rescue the others who remain missing.”