Gallant Nigerian soldiers rescue Yobe schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

No schoolgirl abducted at Dapchi by Boko Haram attackers. Above

After the Islamist extremist terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a village in Nigeria, more than 90 schoolgirls appear to be missing, according to Reuters.

This was made known by the state commissioner of education, Mohammed Lamin, who disclosed that while 28 of the missing students returned on Tuesday night, 20 more returned on Wednesday morning.

Abdumaliki Sunmonu told Al Jazeera a roll-call had shown 815 out of 926 students were back at Government Girls College by Tuesday around midday (11:00 GMT).

"The students told us that numerous girls ran into the bushes and into nearby villages".

The permanent secretary said the closure of the school was to enable the students to return home and reunite with their families after the disgusting experience climbing fence as females.

" The State Government is coordinating with the army and law enforcement agencies to ensure that those girls are returned safely".

AFP reports that the Yobe state governor Ibrahim Gaidam said "over 50" remained unaccounted for while the police commissioner of the state said 111 were still missing.

Mr. Abdulmaliki had earlier said three men were kidnapped by the insurgents from a nearby community attacked after the attack on Dapchi.

The government doubted whether any of the girls at Government Girls Secondary School in Dapchi, had been abducted by the attackers, saying there was no credible information to back the story of abduction.

"It is only after the head-count that we will be able to say whether any girls were taken", he said.

Which one should we take?

Fifty-seven escaped in the immediate aftermath and since May previous year, 107 have either escaped or been released as part of a government-brokered deal. It was later after the principal placed a call that some soldiers came and then we began to see helicopter hovering around the village.

The News Agency of Nigeria said it gathered from Dapchi residents that there was no casualty recorded and no injury sustained as the terrorists sporadically shot in the air to scare people away when they arrived in the town.

The disappearance of schoolchildren would be one of biggest incidents of this type since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 270 girls in city of Chibok in 2014.

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