Boko Haram attacks girls’ school in Nigeria; carries out shooting as well
In yet another inhuman and atrocious attack, the militant outfit Boko Haram is said to have launched an attack on a girls boarding school in northeast Nigeria.
However, it is said that the students and teachers fled to safety.
According to media reports citing eye-witnesses, a convoy of fighters in pickup trucks descended on Dapchi village in the Bursari area of Yobe state around 6 pm targeting the school.
The jihadists began shooting and setting off explosives as they entered the village.
The girls of the school named Girls Science Secondary School thus got alarmed and made the timely escape to safety.
Unable to kidnap the girls, the Boko Haram fighters looted the school before fleeing.
The attack recalls Boko Haram’s audacious kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in April, 2014.
The kidnapping drew the world’s attention to the jihadist insurgency in northeast Nigeria.
It need be mentioned that since 2009 alone, the Boko Haram insurgency has left at least 20,000 dead and made over 2.6 million more homeless.>