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Boko Haram abducts school girls in Borno

15 April 2014, 15:09

Abuja - Suspected Boko Haram sect members have reportedly abducted more than 100 students at a girls-only school in Borno State.

It emerged on Tuesday students were part of the 250 boarded at the school and sitting for the ongoing national examinations.

Sources said the terrorists attacked Chibok town, a distance of 141 kilometres from the capital of the troubled Borno State, Maiduguri, late on Monday and burnt down houses and shops at will.

They were also alleged to have carted away food items and vehicles and killing undisclosed number of people in the town.

The insurgents who were said to have a field day went to the all female boarding schools, abducting the students who were lodged in the hostels for their final examinations.

According to a resident of the town, the attackers came in large numbers.

He revealed that the Government Girls Secondary Chibok was also attacked.

Another resident of the town, said the attackers looted large amounts of foodstuff from residents before fleeing the community.

It was also gathered that many residents of the town have fled into the bushes while others have deserted to Damboa.

Contacted for comment Borno State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko, said he was aware of the incidents and had sent personnel to the scene.

He however said he could not volunteer any further details at the time of filing the report.

- CAJ News

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