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Boko Haram abducts 200 female students in Borno

published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

No fewer than 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, have been abducted by armed men suspected to be Boko Haram members.The students all girls kept in the boarding department were abducted on Monday night while in their hostels studying for the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate examination.Eyewitnesses told The Nation that two explosions were heard at the schools premises while some buildings were raised by the insurgents.The Nation gathered that the men came in four trucks to the school and bundled the students into their trucks just as the students were busy preparing for their examination slated for Tuesday.Eyewitnesses said there were no security personnel around to rescue the pupils, most of whom wept profusely when they realized that their academic career was about to be terminated by the armed men.According to eyewitnesses, some of the pupils aged between 16 and 18 escaped when the last truck had problems, a situation that enabled them to jump off the vehicle and raced into the bush instead of following their colleagues to become sex slaves for the insurgents.Although the state Police spokesman, Gedion Jibrin, could not be reached at the time of filing this report, a top brass in the state police command, confirmed the development, saying investigation has commenced on the matter.

-The Nation