Nigeria, Boko Haram attacks a high school: "At least 111 female students disappear"
The heavily armed fighters attacked the village of Dapchi in Yobe State on Monday, firing into the air and exploding grenades, some witnesses said. According to the school staff, at the time of the attack in the institute there were 710 girls aged 11 and up
One hundred and eleven students disappeared in the northeast of Nigeria , two days after the attack on a women's school by Boko Haram , in an episode reminiscent of the kidnapping of Chibokgirls in 2014. The heavily armed fighters attacked the village of Dapchi on Monday. , in the State of Yobe , shooting in the air and exploding grenades, according to the story of witnesses. According to the school staff, at the time of the attack in the institute there were 710 students aged 11 and up.
During the attack on February 19 , the BBC reports , most of the students and teachers of the Girls Science Secondary Schoolmanaged to escape into the bush, fearing to be kidnapped by the fighters. Two days later, dozens of students did not return, raising fears of their families, who also looked for them in vain in the neighboring villages and found themselves outside the school this morning.
The Nigerian authorities do not officially speak of " abduction " of female students. "Out of 926 female students, 815 returned to school the day after the attack," Commander Abdulmaliki Sumonu explained to international media that he officially denies "abductions". Before fleeing, the jihadists of Boko Haram ransacked the school. Of the girls kidnapped in Chibok, a case that mobilized the international community, 100 were able to reunite with their families last September. Others were released in May as part of a controversial exchange of prisoners between the Nigerian government and the terrorists.