Boko Haram Kidnaps Over 100 Secondary School Girls In Borno


Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists have abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers.

Some of the schoolgirls in the Chibok area of southern Borno state narrowly escaped their kidnappers by jumping off a truck in the middle of the night as the gunmen sought to cart them away, according to multiple witnesses.

A security source who requested anonymity said the attackers were members of Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means “Western education is forbidden.”

The group has repeatedly attacked schools in the northeast during an insurgency that has killed thousands since 2009.

Asked to confirm media reports that 200 girls had been taken from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, the source said: “The number is not up to 200, but it is over 100.”

The gunmen stormed the town after sundown, torching several buildings before opening fire on troops who were guarding the school, said Chibok resident Salisu Ibrahim in an account supported by other witnesses.

The Islamists loaded the girls onto trucks and drove away, multiple witnesses said.

“We were able to follow the path of the truck and we found it broke down deep in the bush,” the security source told AFP.

“We are now trying to locate the whereabouts of the abducted girls,” he added.

The gunmen came “in trucks and on motorcycles and headed to the school”, where they overpowered soldiers deployed to guard it, said a witness who requested anonymity.

He said soldiers had been deployed to provide extra security ahead of yearly exams, but the gunmen “subdued the soldiers and took the girls away”. [AFP]


  • GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!!!!!!! Please save our souls in this nation oooooo!!!!!!!! This is so much!!! It is high time we collectively fight this war irrespective of our tribes O! As the Yoruba elders says that “Oye to kan ara Iwo, nbo wa kan ara Ede O” Meaning that whatever threatens your neighbour/s is pending on your negligence. It’s most likely they advance to other regions of this country if we feel unconcerned & comfortable. A word is enough for the wise O!!!!!!!

  • @ Greatfella1 may d ‘OYE’ be ur portion n dat of ur entire family far n near, may it b unto u according 2 ur request n faith. Who told dat pple are hapi wit wot is happening around d world? It is only pple like u dat can tink dat way, we’re praying dat God shuld put an end 2 it u’re dere praying 4 more on ur head. May God comfort d bereaved families n may d souls of d departed rest in peace. Amen

  • It is so sad! over 100 children were kidnapped and this nation went to sleep last night.
    where are our military officers and their helicopters? did the trucks enter underground?
    GEJ is busy campainging for elections and the people are dying…..
    it is a pititiful condition.

    Just one bomb blast in boston,curfew was declared and all the houses combed until they found the dog that planted the bomb.Nyanyan bomb blast meant nothing to our leaders,children kidnapped no response.

    I hate Nigeria.

  • oh goodness..i just pray that they are safe and unharmed where ever they are right now..i just pray for their safe return

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