Police Debunks Claims 8 Abducted Chibok Girls Escaped

The Police Command in Borno said on Wednesday that no new abducted student of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, had escaped from captivity.

There were speculations that eight of the abducted school girls escaped from their captors.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Lawan Tanko, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the story was not true.

“I want to state without fear of contradiction that I never confirmed the escape of eight of the abducted GGSS, Chibok girls.

“I do not even know the author of the story,” he said.

Tanko advised journalists to always cross check their facts before going to press.

“The story has caused me some embarrassment because I never spoke to anybody on the issue.

“If truly, any of the girls had escaped, we will not hesitate in giving the media the information.

“It is sad that a journalist can just create a non-existing story and attribute same to me,’’ he said.

NAN recalls that over 200 female students of the school were abducted on April 14 by suspected insurgents. [NAN]