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Boko Haram militants may have succeeded in abducting girls from school in Nigeria

Locals initially said the girls and their teachers fled the scene and averted the abduction

Boko Haram militants may have succeeded in abducting girls from school in Nigeria

Contrary to the earlier media reports that een though the Boko Haram militants had attacked a school in North Eest Nigeria but the girls had fled the scene and thus their abduction bid was foiled, it is now learnt that at least 100 of the school girls may now be missing.

It need be mentioned that the incident had raised fears of repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening.

Locals initially said the girls and their teachers fled the scene and averted the abduction.

But with many of them now reported missing, it is feared that they may have been kidnapped by the Boko Haram militants.

Anxious parents and guardians converged on the school to demand answers as the figures are conflicting as to how many girls were missing.

No case of abduction has so far been established, it was informed.

The jihadists gained worldwide notoriety in April 2014 when they abducted 276 girls from their school in Chibok, in neighbouring Borno state.

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