Yobe: Gov. Gaidam escapes as Dapchi residents rain stones on his convoy, injure many

Yobe Gov. Gaidam escapes as Dapchi residents rain stones on his convoy, injure many

Angry residents of Dapchi, the town in Yobe State where secondary school girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents stoned the Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam when he visited the area on Thursday.

The visit was cut short as angry residents of the town rained stones on his convoy.
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Boko Haram members had stormed Government Girls’ Technical College in Dapchi on Monday, leading to the disappearance of over 111 students.

The crowd, still at a loss over the whereabouts of the missing schoolgirls, showed their disgust to the governor on Thursday.

According to Punch, on sighting the Governor, the residents who had apparently prepared for him, threw stones at his convoy, injuring some of his aides, as well as government officials.

The security men attached to the governor had to use tear gas to disperse the angry crowd who also destroyed seven vehicles in the convoy.

Many officials in the convoy were seen with bloodstained clothes as they were injured in the attack.

One of the journalists in the convoy, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the newspaper that a cameraman was also injured.

He said, “We were in fear as the residents continued to throw stones to protest against government’s handling of the girls’ abduction.

“The angry residents ignored the tear gas as they vandalised seven vehicles in our convoy.

“From the little information that we got, they were angry that the Yobe State Government deceived Nigerians that the schoolgirls had been rescued when nobody was rescued.

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“Some of them told the governor to present the girls that were rescued.”

The governor, according to the report, had to leave the town in a hurry to forestall any disaster .

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