Close to 200 girls were abducted from a boarding school in North-East Nigeria by the group Boko Haram Islamists. 99 are still missing please pray they are returned. Gunmen entered the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, on Monday(April 14, 2014)night as the students slept. Around 9 p.m. they fought the soldiers guarding the school in a gun battle and then forced the girls onto vehicles. The Boko Haram fought soldiers stationed at the school and killed two soldiers. The gunmen then burned homes and businesses in the town in Borno state as they fled with the girls. A student who escaped explained, "They forced us into trucks, buses and vans, some of which were carrying food stuffs and petrol. Some of them jumped out of the vehicles and ran into the bush and found their way back. Boko Haram, which translates as "western education is sin," is known to have carried out attacks on schools. A clip released by the group March 23, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau threatening to abduct girls from schools.
With quotes from CNN and Photo from Photo: Leadership Africa