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How B’Haram Abducted 100 Schoolgirls In Borno

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No fewer than 100 female students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, were on Monday night abducted by members of the outlawed militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

The incident took place less than 15 hours after four suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices, killing 89 people in a busy motor park in Nyanya, a satellite community bordering the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa State.

Parents told the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation that the girls, who are Senior Secondary Schools Examination candidates, were woken up at about 10pm in their hostel by the insurgents and ordered into four waiting lorries.

A pupil, who did not wish to be named, was quoted as saying that she managed to escape after seeing some of her classmates jump out of the back of one of the lorries.

The insurgents also killed an undisclosed number of people in the village, carted away food items and burnt some houses as well as vehicles.

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Some members of the special military force were also among those killed by the terrorists, who were said to have had a field day.

A resident, Amos Ahmadu, said many people fled into nearby bushes while others managed to get to Damboa.

When contacted, the Borno state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Lawan Tanko, said he had sent his men to Chibok.

He however said he could not volunteer any further details for now.

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