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Coordinates: 12°30′N 11°30′E / 12.500°N 11.500°E / 12.500; 11.500
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Dapchi is located in Nigeria
Position of Dapchi in Nigeria.

Dapchi is a town in Yobe State, northeast Nigeria. It is 75 kilometres south of the border with Niger.

12°30′N 11°30′E / 12.500°N 11.500°E / 12.500; 11.500


On 19 February 2018, 110 girls were kidnapped from the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi by Boko Haram insurgents.[1] On 21 March 2018, 101 of the girls were dropped back to the town.[2]


  1. ^ Onuah, Felix; Akwagyiram, Alexis (February 25, 2018). Maclean, William (ed.). "Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack". Reuters.
  2. ^ "Kidnapped schoolgirls freed in Nigeria". BBC News. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2018-03-21.