Fears grew in north-east Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since attack on their school by suspected Boko Haram fighters two days ago.
Militants stormed the Government Girls Science secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening. Locals initially said the girls and their teachers had fled the attack, but many were still missing on Wednesday.
Boko Haram gained notoriety in April 2014 when its fighters abducted 276 girls from their school in Chibok, in neighbouring Borno state. Fifty-seven escaped in the immediate aftermath and since May last year, and 107 have either escaped or been released as part of a government-brokered deal, but 112 are still being held. Read more at The Guardian.