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School girls escape Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

School girls escape Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Commissioner of Police, Yobe State, Sumonu Abdulmaliki, told journalists that the insurgents abducted three men in Geidam Local Government Area of the state after fleeing from a secondary school at Dapchi, Bursari Local Government in the state.

Borno state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji confirmed the Friday night attack to The Associated Press.

The Chibok girls represent a fraction of the women captured by the militant group, which has kidnapped thousands during its eight-year insurgency in northern Nigeria.

Terrorists attacked the town on Monday and carted away foodstuffs at the Government Girls College, while firing sporadically, forcing staff and students to flee into surrounding bushes for safety.

The insurgents invaded the school Monday night at about 7pm. "Then they said, "we are only looking for soldiers"; afterwards they boarded their trucks and left".

"There were no soldiers at the time of the invasion".

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"Obviously the attack was meant to abduct school girls but luckily they found none of the girls as they were taken away by teachers before they arrived", said the militia member, who declined to provide his name for safety reasons.

"We were in the mosque when the Boko Haram gunmen came into the town". According to the accounts of some of my mates, the Boko Haram told those that were caught in the mosque to sit on the floor, including our teachers. We are still searching for the remaining 94 students.

One Haruna Yahaya, involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, had 15 years added to his initial 15-year sentence.

"The details are not immediately available, we are still collating the details including the casualties", he said.

"The school has given us one week to go home for a break; but in all honesty, I am not willing to come back here because we are scared of what could happen to us in the future".