Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls are still unaccounted for after an attack by the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, Government Girls Secondary School Dapchi, in Yobe state on Monday.
Reports claimed the terrorist had stormed the town in about 12 vehicles, firing guns and explosives.
As they approached the school most of the students and teachers managed to run into the surrounding bush but yesterday up to 90 hadn’t been accounted for.
According to Daily Trust reports about 94 schoolgirls are still missing and unaccounted for.
The paper said the number of missing students was realized after an afternoon roll call on the students.
Quoting a source, whose name was not given, the paper said,
“After the roll call, 610 out the total number of 704 students have returned.
We are still searching for the remaining 94 students”, he said.
On whether the students were abducted, he said,
“We cannot say, because the insurgents went into the students’ hostel, and many of these students scaled fence to the bushes.
Until the final list of these students, no one can tell if they are abducted or not.
He said some parents have also reported to the school authority that their children had reached their homes safely.
“And, we are calling on parents to help the school update its list by reporting immediately if their children arrived home safely.” The State Commissioner of Education, who is outside the state on official assignment, said a competent team has been dispatched to the school.
“The team is profiling the students to know those who are missing? And, how many of them were able to return or run to their families at home.”