The team is led by a Major General.
The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has dispatched a fact finding team to the Yobe State following the killing of dozens of secondary school students on Saturday in a school in the state.
A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, said the team is led by Major General Collins Ariahu, Chief of Research and Development in the DHQ.
According to the statement, the team is expected to carry out on-the-spot assessment of the deployment of troops of the Joint Task Force in the state.
“The team is to pay particular attention to the security circumstances surrounding the attack on the Government Secondary School, Mamudo, near Potiskum, at the weekend.
“The team is to also visit troops deployed in remote locations in Yobe state to verify the effectiveness of patrol and cordon and search operations.
“This is to forestall any further breach of security and track down perpetrators of the weekend attack.
“The team is expected to brief the Chief of Defence Staff in respect of any requirement for additional troops and logistics for the operation in Yobe state,’’ it said.
About 28 students, a teacher and a preacher were killed during the attack suspected to be carried out by the Boko Haram sect. All schools in Yobe have remained shut since then.
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