More than 100 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria Officials say 110 students unaccounted for, despite prior claims of military rescue

More than 100 girls remain unaccounted for following an attack on a school in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected members of Boko Haram, officials have said.

The students’ disappearance may represent one of the largest kidnappings since the jihadist group abducted more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014. That case drew global attention to the insurgency and spawned the high profile social media campaign Bring Back Our Girls.

“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.