More than 90 schoolgirls are feared missing following an attack by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in a village in northeastern Nigeria.
Hundreds of children and teachers were said to have escaped after militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the state of Yobe. However, Nigerian Police and the regional education ministry deny any abductions having taken place.
The militants were reported to have stormed the school and started shooting randomly while looting food items.
However, Reuters reports that at least 91 students are still unaccounted for following the attack on Monday, and several parents also confirm their children are still missing.
One eyewitness from a nearby village reported seeing girls “crying and wailing ” in the back of three vehicles, although these accounts have not been verified.