“When they stormed the village they began shooting and setting off explosives,” Aisami said.
“This drew the attention of the girls in the Girls Science Secondary School, so the girls and the teachers were able to escape before the attackers got into the school.”
Unable to kidnap the girls, the Boko Haram fighters looted the school before fleeing.
“There was an attack on the girl’s secondary school in Dapchi by BokoHaram,” said a member of a local civilian militia battling the extremists.
“Obviously the attack was meant to abduct school girls but luckily they found none of the girls as they were taken away by teachers before they arrived,” said the militia member, who declined to provide his name for safety reasons.
“Military jets were deployed and are in pursuit”, he added.
It’s unclear whether anyone was killed in the violence.