Security agents searching for the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls got a clue yesterday.A member of the House of Representatives said the girls were still within Yobe State.

Rep Goni Bukar, representing Bursari/Yunusari/Gaidam Federal Constituency, told The Nation in Damaturu, the state capital, that the girls are in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government.

“The girls are within Yobe. We have an idea that they are in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government. The military is aware that Boko Haram has been in that place for over four years. They live in that place like their own city,” Bukar said.

Speaking on the efforts of the military in the search for the girls, Bukar said:

“I cannot blame the military because I am speaking with those that are carrying out the operation. We have been speaking and they are telling me everything that they are doing; so, I cannot say I will blame anybody in the military. They are doing everything but I think they need to improve in their search so as to rescue those girls.

“This issue is beyond the military that we have in Yobe … It is not the issue of sending 10 policemen or 20 soldiers. It is a matter of commitment. That is what we need. If they like, let them give me the uniform and I will wear it and go and show them the place. Even the day of the incident, the chairman, member, House of Assembly and I went to Gumsa because we had information that three of the girls died along the way and they were thrown away but it was wrong information.”

The Defence Headquarters could not be reached for comment last night.

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