Suspected members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, are believed to have abducted 103 students in a daring raid at the Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a town on the border between Borno and Adamawa States.
It was gathered that the group’s assault on the all-female high school took place between yesterday night and early morning of today.
A security source disclosed that members of the extremist Islamist group killed a soldier guarding the school and inflicted injuries on several villagers before abducting the students.
The police commissioner in Borno State, Lawan Tanko, has since confirmed the kidnapping of the students to reporters in the state.
A source who lives near the school said that there was complete chaos during the attack, and that the students could not put up resistance to the heavily armed attackers.
The mass abduction was said to have lasted between 9.00pm and 3.00am. The sect members were said to have made several trips picking and choosing their victims out of the 250 students enrolled in the school.
Residents of the area hinted that the militants razed 100 homes because some of the residents initially resisted the militants.