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Boko Spree: More Than 200 Female Students Abducted From Their Hostels

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NairaWall - April 15, 2014, 5:17 pm - submitted in Viewpoint - 536 view(s)

I DONT THINK THE ARMY OR GOVERNMENT CAN DO THIS ALONE....NIGERIAN CITIZENS NEED TO JOIN IN PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTIES.... OR IS IT POLITICALLY INCLINED?


Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno state, late last night, and ordered the hostel's teenage residents on to lorries.

The attackers are believed to be from the Islamist group, Boko Haram, whose militants frequently target schools.

On Monday, bombings blamed on the group killed more than 70 people in the capital, Abuja.

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language, has been waging an armed campaign for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

The exact number of missing students had yet to be established, as some of the girls had managed to return to their homes.

Parents had earlier told the BBC that more than 200 students had been taken from the school.

Residents in the area reported hearing explosions followed by gunfire last night, said BBC reporter Mohammed Kabir Mohammed in the capital, Abuja.

source: BBC