Updated Feb 25, 2018

110 girls still missing after Boko Haram school attack in Nigeria

A march and vigil in the Nigerian capital of Abuja in memory of the 276 girls Boko Haram kidnapped from their school in 2014. Photo: Henry Chukwuedo / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

110 girls remain missing almost a week after Boko Haram extremists attacked a boarding school in northern Nigeria, the Nigerian government said Sunday, the AP reports.

  • What happened: The extremists had asked for the location of the school before carrying out the raid last week Monday, the AP reports, and many students and staff fled before the militants arrived.
  • "Many fear the girls were abducted as brides for Boko Haram extremists," the AP writes, pointing to the 2014 attack when the group abducted more than 276 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria. About 100 of those girls are still missing.
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