STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Hundreds of schoolgirls flee suspected Boko Haram attackers in Nigeria

Hundreds of schoolgirls escaped possibly being kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram attackers who raided their school in...

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 3:44 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2018 3:45 PM

Hundreds of schoolgirls escaped possibly being kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram attackers who raided their school in northeast Nigeria on Monday, officials said.

The schoolgirls fled into the bush with their teachers after hearing gunfire as the militants descended on the town of Dapchi in Yobe State, the state's police commissioner said.

Suspected Boko Haram attackers raided a school in northeast Nigeria on Monday

Hundreds of school girls escaped being abducted

"The children left into the bush before the invaders came," Abdulmalik Sunmonu told CNN.

The commissioner said the attackers looted food items from the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) in Dapchi.

Witnesses told CNN that terrified residents of the town also fled when they saw trucks and motorcycles carrying armed men who shot at people randomly.

Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a school in Chibok in April of 2014, setting off global outrage.

Many of the Chibok girls were freed after negotiations, but more than 100 remain in captivity, their whereabouts unknown.

Freed Chibok girls reunite with families

Also Monday night, a lone suicide bomber attempted to enter the University of Maiduguri in Borno.

The man detonated his device after he was intercepted by security forces but there were no other casualties, state police told CNN.

West Lafayette
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Kokomo
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 84°
Rensselaer
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Fowler
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Williamsport
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 84°
Crawfordsville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 83°
Frankfort
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 83°
Delphi
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 85°
Monticello
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Logansport
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Staying dry today with sunny, hot conditions.
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 766351

Reported Deaths: 13965
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1052671804
Lake568691028
Allen42858698
St. Joseph37286568
Hamilton37260426
Elkhart29729470
Tippecanoe23441230
Vanderburgh23153404
Porter19568327
Johnson18807391
Hendricks18059321
Madison13518345
Clark13502198
Vigo12817255
LaPorte12558224
Monroe12529178
Delaware11124198
Howard10654237
Kosciusko9751123
Hancock8734149
Bartholomew8256157
Warrick8053157
Floyd8005181
Grant7349181
Wayne7234201
Boone7173105
Morgan6904142
Marshall6329116
Dubois6270118
Cass6085111
Dearborn600078
Noble597890
Henry5944111
Jackson515677
Shelby509897
Lawrence4914127
Gibson461596
Montgomery457592
Clinton454555
DeKalb453685
Harrison452476
Whitley415345
Huntington414081
Steuben410260
Miami405073
Jasper400455
Knox388091
Putnam384662
Wabash368783
Adams352256
Ripley351071
Jefferson341586
White339354
Daviess3089100
Wells302781
Greene292985
Decatur291693
Fayette285864
Posey280935
Scott278758
LaGrange277172
Clay273148
Washington253537
Randolph247583
Jennings238649
Spencer237931
Fountain234850
Starke229959
Owen222259
Sullivan219543
Fulton207845
Jay202832
Carroll197122
Orange190956
Perry189739
Vermillion180044
Rush177327
Tipton172347
Franklin171935
Parke154816
Pike141434
Blackford137832
Pulaski123648
Newton123036
Benton109615
Brown105943
Crawford105516
Martin92515
Warren87715
Switzerland8328
Union73510
Ohio58311
Unassigned0428

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events