Daily Trust quoted a source in the school as saying that the number of missing students was realized after an afternoon roll call on the students.
According to the source, “after the roll call, 610 out the total number of 704 students have returned. We are still searching for the remaining 94 students”.
On whether the students were abducted, he said, “We cannot say, because the insurgents went into the students hostel, and many of these students scaled fence to the bushes. Until final list of these students no one can tell if they are abducted or not”.
The source further told the news outlet that some parents have also reported to the school authority that there children had reached their homes safely.
And, we are calling on parents to help the school update its list by reporting immediately if their children arrived home safely,” the source said.
Also speaking on the incident when contacted, the State Commissioner of Education, who is outside the state on official assigment, said a competent team has been dispatched to the school.
“The team is profiling the students to know those who are missing? And, how many of them were able to return or ran to their families at home”, he said.