Yobe Attack: Buhari Orders Defence Minister To Visit School

94 Girls Missing after Boko Haram Invades School Yobe- NGscoop

Numerous girls at a local boarding school were whisked to safety when the Boko Haram militants launched their assault Monday evening in Yobe state.

He said there is no case of abduction yet. They also abducted three men as they fled along Geidam axis, Yobe Commissioner of Police, Sumonu Abdulmaliki, told journalists. Reacting however, the national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said "Indeed, we are very disturbed by this ugly development, especially given the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of these innocent girls".

According to a report by The Punch, the spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the army is still waiting for the school management to provide the result of its roll call to determine if students are missing.

The Minister of Defence will also lead a Federal Government delegation to Yobe tomorrow, to ascertain the situation.

Locals initially said the girls and their teachers fled.

"Out of the 926 students in the school, over 50 are still unaccounted for as of the time of this statement".

Their loud shooting alerted residents, school students and staff who ran to seek cover in the surrounding bushes as the school's food store was successfully raided.

About 50 young women remained missing Wednesday after Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fears that they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped from the town of Chibok almost four years ago.

The length of time since the attack and Boko Haram's use of kidnapping as a weapon during its almost nine-year insurgency has increased fears of another mass abduction.

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Recall that in April 2014, the sect abducted 276 girls from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.

But the police chief warned that the public should not take this to mean that they were kidnapped.

However, after the headcount on Tuesday, it was discovered that at least 94 of the girls were still missing.

The permanent secretary said the closure of the school was to enable the students to return home and reunite with their families after the awful experience climbing fence as females.

As the issue gained world attention, via the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, the then president Goodluck Jonathan was criticised for his lacklustre response.

The attack in Dapchi will again raise questions about the government's grip on security.

Almost four years later, more than 100 of the Chibok girls are still missing.

"They need money for arms, ammunitions, vehicles, to keep their army of fighters moving across the borders", Amaechi Nwokolo, from the Roman Institute of International Studies, said.

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