BOKO HARAM ATTACKS GIRLS’ SCHOOL IN YOBE
Boko Haram jihadists launched an attack on a girls boarding school in northeast Nigeria but the students and teachers fled to safety, witnesses said Monday. According to eye witness;
Image of chibok school girls captured in 2014
“When they stormed the village they began shooting and setting off explosives,” Aisami said. “This drew the attention of the girls in the Girls Science Secondary School, so the girls and the teachers were able to escape before the attackers got into the school.” Unable to kidnap the girls, the Boko Haram fighters looted the school before fleeing. “There was an attack on the girls secondary school in Dapchi by Boko Haram,” said a member of a local civilian militia battling the extremists. “Obviously the attack was meant to abduct school girls but luckily they found none of the girls as they were taken away by teachers before they arrived,” said the militia member, who declined to provide his name for safety reasons. “Military jets were deployed and are in pursuit”, he added.
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