Dapchi Girls Release Elicits Salient Posers

By Chidiebre Onyemaizu

 

The Dapchi girl has saga has ended. But its end has equally thrown up salient questions: Were the girls who were abducted over a month ago by suspected Boko Haram terrorists fighting for the enthronement of Islamic rule in the Northeast region of Nigeria released, returned or rescued?

Is it true that a day before the girls graced freedom, the military cordoned off Dapachi but retreated moments before the secondary school girls were dropped off opposite Dapchi Police station?

Is it also true that the girls were returned to Dapchi town, in the full glare of residents, with the same number of fleet of vehicles with which they were carted away?

Conspiracy theorists suggest that the faction of Boko Haram that kidnapped over 200 students of Government Day Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in March 2014 was the one that seized the 105 students of Dapchi Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, now popular as Dapchi girls.

In the case of Dapchi girls, the abductees were virtually all Muslims while Chibok girls were 90 percent Christians. The theory now being bandied about is that the release of Chibok girls were swiftly effected because they are Muslims while four years after, the majority of the Christian Chibok girls remain in Boko Haram captivity to ensure they are fully converted to Islam before release.

 

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