School Attack

Nigeria school attack: hundreds missing after gunmen's raid

The attackers arrived on motorbikes and started shooting in to the air, causing people to flee, witnesses said.

They targeted the Government Science Secondary School - where more than 800 students are said to reside - in Katsina state on Friday evening.

More than 200 students have been rescued, while the army and air force have joined the search for the missing.

Residents living near the all-boys boarding school in the Kankara area told the BBC they heard gunfire at about 11pm on Friday (local time), and that the attack lasted for more than an hour.