Nigeria: 110 students abducted, announces Minister of Information

A week after the attack on a school in Dapchi in north-eastern Nigeria, and after six days of silence and confusion, the number of missing girls is finally clear.

The government confirmed on Sunday that 110 female students were missing after the attack on their school by alleged members of the jihadist group Boko Haram.

One hundred and ten students missing: the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, announced this figure on Sunday, February 25 in the late afternoon. Accompanied by a government delegation, he met with representatives of key stakeholders in Damaturu about 100 kilometres south of Dapchi.


The figure could be established after a meeting with the school principal, family representatives and security agencies. A first delegation was sent on Thursday to Dapchi itself, where the attack took place.

It took almost a week to confirm the number of missing.

On Friday a first list was established by the parents, compiling 105 names only.

A week after the fact, the attack has still not been claimed. Everyone suspects the terrorist organization Boko Haram, responsible for the disappearance of high school girls from Chibok four years ago. But for some observers, the kidnapping may also have been perpetrated by a criminal network motivated by the prospect of a juicy ransom.

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