Boko Haram Attacks Girls' School In Yobe

Boko Haram Attacks Girls' School In Yobe

Boko Haram Attacks Girls' School In Yobe

Students and teachers fled for their lives when Boko Haram fighters attacked a girls' boarding school in Nigeria.

"They shot sporadically and forced the school food store opened".

The Chibok girls represent a fraction of the women captured by the militant group, which has kidnapped thousands during its eight-year insurgency in northern Nigeria.

NAN recalls that there were fears on Monday over the safety of students of the school in Bursari Local Government area of Yobe State over the reported presence of insurgents in the area.

"The Yobe State police commissioner, Sunmonu Abdulmaliki, told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday night that the school was attacked, but no immediate confirmation that any of the schoolgirls were abducted".

Dapchi town came under heavy attack of the Boko Haram on Monday night leading to residents including students of Government Girls Secondary school, Dapchi, fleeing into the bush.

A teacher at the school told Daily Trust that 94 students could not be accounted for following a roll call.

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A member of a local civilian militia that tackles Boko Haram said: "Military jets were deployed and are in pursuit".

If confirmed that some of the schoolgirls were indeed kidnapped, it would be reminiscent of the kidnap in April 2014 of over 200 girls from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State.

One parent told the BBC they had seen a truck full of students being taken away. Since May 2016, a further 107 have escaped, been found or released after government talks with the jihadists, leaving 112 still in captivity.

Boko Haram militants have been fighting a long insurgency in their quest for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

Haruna Yahaya, 35, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for masterminding the abductions, which caused global outrage. The 35-year-old was jailed for 15 years.

The group has consistently attacked education.

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