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Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack

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Relatives are seen during a condolence visit to the mother of one of the abducted Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi students in Jumbam Village, Yobe State, Nigeria February 24, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA, Feb 26 — The Nigerian government yesterday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the northeast, following days of silence on the children’s fate.

“The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram invaded their school on Monday”, the information ministry said in a statement.

The statement came after authorities were unable to account for 110 of the school’s 906 students, the ministry said.

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