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Boko Haram attacks girls’ school in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked the Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Bursari local government area of Yobe State.

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Details of the attack remained sketchy up to the time of filing this report.

The Yobe State Commissioner of Police Abdumaliki Sunmonu confirmed the attack, saying security operatives have mobilized to the location.

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A teacher in the school, who escaped the attack, said the insurgents stormed the school around 7:00pm through the eastern part of the town.

"They shot sporadically and forced the school food store opened. We (staff) and the students ran into the bush for safety," he said.

When asked whether there was abduction, he 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, Alhaji Ibrahim, also revealed that 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 added.

 

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