100 Female Students Missing In Borno
Musdpha Ilo, Maiduguri
Just as the country grieved the loss of scores of persons in Monday’s terrorist attack in NYanya, Abuja, over 100 female students of the Government Girls Secondary Chibok, in Borno State, taking the ongoing WAEC/SSCE exam were abducted by gunmen suspected to belong to the Boko Haram sect.
Armed men at about 10pm attacked Chibok town which is 141 kilometres away from Maiduguri the state capital, shooting, burning down houses, shops, vehicles and carting away food items.
The unlucky 100 abducted female students were among the 250 lodged in the schools’ hostel facility for their final examinations, before the unfortunate attack.
A resident of the town, Amos Ahmadu, who spoke on phone to journalists in Maiduguri said the attackers collected large amount of food stuff from residents before fleeing the community.
It was also gathered that many resident have fled the town out of fear.
When contacted the Borno state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko said he heard about the incident and has sent his men to the scene but could not make further comments before being fully briefed.