One of the parents of the abducted Dapchi students, has reportedly arrested for attacking Governor Gaidem’s convoy as reported by BBC reporter, Stephanie Hegarty.
According to her, the Nigerian Government is trying every means possible to stop Dapchi girls’ parents from talking to the media. Here’s what she tweeted;
A parent in Dapchi called me to say he’s in hiding after an order has been issued for his arrest. One parent already arrested. For attacking convoy ostensibly, though they fear gov trying to prevent them from talking to the media. Police not answering calls.
Police response – no comment yet.
I am not the only journalist in Nigeria today who has met a wall of silence while trying to contact authorities – army, state gov, federal gov – for update on Dapchi girls.
In a press release Yobe state government have apologised for misleading information about a rescue of Dapchi schoolgirls. They said it was based on information from a security agency that was not credible.
Earlier today, we reported that Coming after Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidem’s Press director released a statement claiming that some of the girls abducted from Dapchi have been found by the military, and a subsequent visit Yobe Governor paid the parents and members of the community in which he revealed that none of their daughters that went missing following Monday’s attack by Boko Haram members have been found, residents of the community who accused the government of deceiving them reportedly stoned Governor Gaidem’s convoy.
It was gathered that the Governor Gaidem was immediately whisked away from the community, after teargas was used to disperse the angry Dapchi residents. Vanguard reported that many officials in the convoy were seen with bloodstained clothes as they were injured in the attack.
One of the journalists in Governor Gaidem’s convoy, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a cameraman was also injured.