Boko Haram attack: Yobe orders closure of school

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Around 50 parents and guardians converged on the school on Wednesday to demand answers, as police said 111 were still missing.

No fewer than ninety-four students have been reportedly missing after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe, on Monday night. We rushed out and ran towards the gate.

The government doubted whether any of the girls at Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi, had been abducted by the attackers, saying there was no credible information to back the story of abduction.

Abdullahi Bego, a spokesman for Yobe state's governor, said the Nigerian army rescued some of the girls "from Boko Haram militants who abducted them after they attacked the school".

Yobe police commissioner Abdumaliki Sunmonu, said the students are being profiled to know who is missing.

"We also urge the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government to live up to its basic responsibility of protecting lives and property in our country", the statement added.

"Indeed, we are very disturbed by this ugly development especially given the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of these innocent girls", the statement read.

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Inuwa Mohammed, whose 16-year-old daughter is one of those still missing, told Agence France-Presse: "Nobody is telling us anything officially".

This is as a result of the attack on the school by Boko Haram.

He said there is no case of abduction yet. "I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls". We are still searching for the remaining 94 students.

He confirmed that during the raid and escape of the Boko Haram Monday night three men were also abducted but released at daybreak to their community.

Getting accurate information from the remote northeast remains hard.

In Chibok, the military initially claimed the students had all been found but was forced to backtrack when parents and the school principal said otherwise.

"They need money for arms, ammunitions, vehicles, to keep their army of fighters moving across the borders", Amaechi Nwokolo, from the Roman Institute of International Studies, said.

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