Tumsah further undertook a tour of the Government Girls Science and technical College, Dapchi for a firsthand assessment of the security breach. He assured the delegation of the forum of abducted girls that the government will deploy all its military and civil assets to ensure the safe return of the girls. Bashir Manzo, head of the forum, said that the forum will regularly update the PCNI on the number of students still unaccounted for as parents are still coming from the hinterland.Tumsah also highlighted that the Safe Schools initiative, SSI,which currently has 2000 students attending 43 schools across the country will be expanded to cater to more vulnerable students from the North East. The SSI will also undergo a review by the relevant stakeholders to formulate strategies on how to prevent such attacks and ensure that the education of students continues under adequate protection in line with safety protocols of international standard.
Head Media and Communications
Presidential Committee on North East Initiative