110 girls missing in Nigeria

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Relatives of missing school girls react in Dapchi in the northeastern state of Yobe, after an attack on the village by Boko Haram, Nigeria February 23, 2018. Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) – At least 110 girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday, in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari has described the disappearance of the girls after Monday’s attack in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, as “national disaster”. The insurgents drove into the town of Dapchi and attacked the girls’ school, sending hundreds of students fleeing. Some of the attackers were camouflaged, with witnesses stating that a number of students thought they were soldiers.

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