Boko Haram Kidnaps 100 Female Students During WAEC Exam In Chibok, Borno State

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April 15, 2014 – Boko Haram Kidnaps 100 Female Students During WAEC Exam In Chibok, Borno State

Boko Haram terrorists have abducted about 100 female students of a public school in Borno State who were writing their West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), examinations.

The abducted students, according to security sources, were among the over 250 WAEC/SSCE candidates of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in the southern part of Borno.

Some insurgents were said to have invaded the school on Monday night, broke into the hostels and ordered the girls out in their night wears. “They then forced them into the school bus and other vehicles they brought, shot sporadically and sped off,” a resident said.

Some residents also said the insurgents opened fire on the people, killing over 10 persons even as they set ablaze houses and shops.

It was not clear if any of the school teachers was affected by the attack but sources said some of them might have been killed. A source also told Daily Sun that, “many were wounded,” adding that the attackers carted away foodstuffs from the school stores.

“They also took away some vehicles from the school premises,” Amos Ahmadu, told journalists in Maiduguri.

The state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko, could not confirm the incident but said he heard about it. He said he was yet to receive any report from his men on the incident.

Chibok is about 141 kilometers away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital and Boko Haram stronghold. The state government had last month, ordered all schools in the state to end their second term two weeks earlier than their academic calendar following alleged threat on schools by the sect.

[Daily Sun]