Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Monday evening attacked Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi, Bursari local government area of Yobe state, although it’s still unclear whether some of the students were abducted.
This incident evokes memories of Boko Haram’s audacious abduction of 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, in 2014.
Daily Trust quoted a teacher as saying the insurgents stormed the school, through the eastern part of the town, around 7pm.
“They shot sporadically and forced the school food store opened. We (staff) and the students ran into the bush for safety,” he was quoted to have said.
When asked whether there was any abduction, he reportedly said it was too early for him to comment.
“For now, we can’t say anything until the entire students returned tomorrow morning,” he said.
A resident simply identified as Ibrahim, said the attackers came to the village in six Hilux vans.
“They also attacked the military location at the town’s entrance bridge. But we cannot tell if there is any casualty for now,” he said.
Abdulmalik Sunmonu, commissioner of police in the state, had confirmed the attack on Monday night, stating that security operatives were deployed to the location.