Reports monitored on the Hausa Service of the BBC indicated that members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect have abducted no fewer than 200 girls in a secondary school in Maiduguri, Borno State.
It was stated in the report the girls were abducted on Monday nigh in Chibok, a part of the state located close to Adamawa State. .
According to the report, the insurgents started shooting sporadically as they arrived the school and they ordered the girls to get into four lorries. Some girls were however said to have escaped through the back of a lorry.
The report had it that two members of the school’s security officials were killed while some properties within the school premises were burnt down.
The abduction came less than 24 hours after a car bomb, believed to have been detonated by the sect killed over a hundred people in Abuja.