While the search for the now recovered Dapchi school girls raged on, little did we know that there was a little boy among the girls abducted.

The little boy is a primary school pupil who had gone to the school to sell pure water when the abduction took place.

Talk of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Luckily for him and his parents, he was among those released by the insurgents.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos.

“Also kidnapped were two other persons, who are not students of the college.

“They include a primary school boy who came to the school to sell pure water and another primary school girl,” he said.

For further clarification, he said a total of 111 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi on February 19.

“That means one student was not captured on the list of 110 abducted students that was compiled by the school, on the basis of which the Federal Government gave the number of abducted schoolgirls as 110.

“So far, a total of 107 persons, comprising 105 Dapchi schoolgirls and the two non-students have been released by the insurgents.

He said that six Dapchi schoolgirls were yet unaccounted for and all efforts will be made to secure their release.

Now that the little boy is free, will he be back roaming the streets selling pure water while he should be in school or home doing his homework?

Time will tell.