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Large number of girls may have been abducted by Boko Haram

Large number of girls may have been abducted by Boko Haram

"God forbids that the presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian Army continued to keep the public in suspense any further on what really happened two days ago at the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe".

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

"Now we just heard that they sighted them somewhere and the military is heading to the scene", he said.

He told the Nigerian Tribune that a second headcount of the remaining students will take place Wednesday to ascertain the exact number in the school and what is the next step in getting the full assessment.

Boko Haram has used kidnapping as a weapon of war since its insurgency began in 2009, seizing thousands of women and young girls, as well as men and boys of fighting age.

The militants were reported to have stormed the school and started shooting randomly while looting food items.

Contrary to reports by some media houses that another group of school girls were abducted from a secondary school in Borno, the police have debunked the reports as false.

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

"We have every reason to suspect that they were taken away by the attackers", Aisha Yusuf Abdullahi, 16, told the AFP news agency.

"They came in three trucks".

"We have the fear that we are dealing with another Chibok scenario".

Parents on Tuesday morning besieged the school as to know the whereabouts of their children with some of them shedding tears while others looking visibly anxious since their daughters never showed up to hug them.

"They fired shots and left the town toward Gaidam.in the night, where they abducted three people", said Police Commissioner Sumonu Abdulmaliki to reporters Tuesday.

Of around 270 girls originally abducted from their school in Chibok in April 2014, about 60 escaped soon afterwards and others have since been released after mediation. This case attracted worldwide attention to activities of terrorist group in area, which have been going on for nine years and which, according to United Nations, have led to one of worst humanitarian crises in world.

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