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Boko Haram claims it is behind the abduction of hundreds of schoolchildren in Nigeria on Friday
- Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility on Tuesday
- At least 333 pupils are missing after a hundred armed men stormed school
- Shekau said school in Katsina state targeted over ‘un-Islamic practices’
- Desperate parents gathered outside the school Sunday to plead help for sons
Boko Haram jihadists today claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 300 school children in Nigeria last week.
‘I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,’ said the leader of the group that was also behind the 2014 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok, in a voice message.
At least 333 pupils are still missing after more than a hundred militants stormed the all-boys Government Science Secondary School on Friday.
Shekau said the school was targeted ‘to promote Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices as Western education is not the type of education permitted by Allah and his holy Prophet.’