Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening.
A source in the school told Daily Trust yesterday that the number of missing students was established in the afternoon after a head count.
People with direct knowledge of the matter said 91 students were found to be absent after a Tuesday roll-call at the school. We have 1,000 students in this school.
"We can not say [if they have been abducted], because the insurgents went into the students' hostel, and many of these students scaled the fence and escaped into the bushes".
He urged them to resume after the one the one-week psychological break as more measures are been put in place to ensure adequate security in the school and the entire Dapchi community.
He said that some parents have also reported to the school authority that their missing children had reached their homes safely.
He said there is no case of abduction yet. We still don't know how many of our daughters were recovered and how many are still missing. "As I speak to you, some have returned", Ismaila said.
Boko Haram had on Monday attacked the school.
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"We have every reason to suspect that they were taken away by the attackers", said Aisha Yusuf Abdullahi, 16, who returned to her home in Yobe's commercial hub, Potiskum.
Babagana Gujba, a parent, said he chose to take away his daughter because of her safety.
Parents of the missing students have asked that the Federal Government acts fast and locate their wards before it's too late.
Aisha Kachalla, one of the students who fled, narrated the incident to TheCable. "I am a Senior Secondary (SS) student of GGSS Dapchi", she said (translated).
The state's Commissioner for Education, Mohammed Lamin, disclosed that a team has been dispatched to the school to ascertain what happened.
"Out of the 926 students in the school, over 50 are still unaccounted for as of the time of this statement".
"Indeed, we are very disturbed by this ugly development especially given the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of these innocent girls", the PDP said in a statement.
Meanwhile the Local Government chairman, Alhaji Zannah said he had sent security personnel to trace those still missing "We believed they are in the bush and we will intensify our search until we find them, God willing" he said.