Kano, Nigeria, Feb 28, 2018 / 00:40 am
With 110 girls still missing after terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a technical college in Nigeria last week, a priest in the region says "deep sorrow has descended on the once sleepy…town."
On Feb. 19th, Boko Haram raided a girls' technical school in Dapchi, a small town in northeastern Nigeria. Witnesses said militants stormed the school and herded students into trucks.
"Boko Haram militants have ravaged Northeast Nigeria and other strategic targets in the country in their bid to implant an Islamic state," said Father Maurice Kwairanga, who coordinates the Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) for the Nigerian Diocese of Yola.
Corresponding with Catholic Relief Services, the priest said that this has left "many in this community...frustrated with no one to offer any support or explanations" in the wake of the most recent attack.