- Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Burasari local government area of Yobe state.
- The attack was confirmed by the commissioner of police, Yobe state command, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu
- Security operatives have been mobilized to the location
Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Burasari local government area of Yobe state.
The attack was confirmed by the Yobe state commissioner of police, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu.
Sumonu confirmed the attack in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
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He said: “At about 5.30 p.m today, the suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.
“The details are not immediately available, we are still collating the details including the casualties.”
A teacher in the school, who escaped the attack, told Daily Trust that the attackers 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 of the girls he said it’s too early for him to comment on it.
“For now, we can't say anything until all the students returned tomorrow morning,” he said.
A resident, Alhaji Ibrahim, said the attackers stormed the village in six Hilux vans through the eastern part while shooting sporadically.
“They forced some shops opened and stole food items. We are yet to know if there are casualties because, everyone in the town has scampered for safety. Some fled to bush, others into their homes.
“They also attacked military location at the town entrance bridge. But we cannot tell if there are casualties there,” he added.
The commissioner however said security operatives have been reinforced in the area to ensure total security.
Alhaji Zanna Abatcha, chairman Bursari local government council told NAN that the suspected insurgents have already left the town and more security operatives have been deployed to maintain security.
“The details are not known yet because it’s already night, we will get the comprehensive details tomorrow” he said. (NAN)
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The attack happened on the same day the terrorists launched a deadly attack at the University of Maiduguri, two weeks after they released three lecturers of the institution following months of captivity.
A Boko Haram bomber detonated his explosive in the evening on Monday, February 19 near a students’ hostel, but was gunned down before he could unleash mayhem.
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