Nigeria missing girls figure is 'much higher'

Schoolgirls' parents say the number of teenagers still missing is much higher than what authorities claim.

    The parents of the schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria's Borno state last Tuesday say the number of children missing is much higher than the authorities admit.

    The army put the number at 129, but school officials said more than 200 students were taken during the attack on the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School.

    There is still confusion about how many of the girls have escaped and how many remain hostages.

    The armed group, Boko Haram, is suspected of being behind the attack and kidnappings, but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Abuja.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.