Suspected Boko Haram members on Monday night launched an attack on Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi community in Yobe state.
No student or teacher was abducted as they were able to flee when alerted by the noise. Unable to kidnap the girls, the Boko Haram fighters looted the school before fleeing.
A resident of the community who spoke with AFP said, “When they stormed the village they began shooting and setting off explosives. This drew the attention of the girls in the Girls Science Secondary School, so the girls and the teachers were able to escape before the attackers got into the school.”
A member of the vigilante group in the community said the insurgents were aiming to kidnap the school girls.
He said, “There was an attack on the girls secondary school in Dapchi by Boko Haram. Obviously the attack was meant to abduct school girls but luckily they found none of the girls as they were taken away by teachers before they arrived,”.
It could be recalled that in April 2014, over 200 students of the Chibok school girls were abducted. While many of them have been rescued, others are still in Boko Haram captivity.