(ISS) – On 19 February 2018, militants arrived in trucks at the Government Girls Science and Technology College in Dapchi, Nigeria, wielding guns and abducting scores of girls. After a delay in releasing the precise number of schoolgirls taken, 110 were declared missing. The return of 105 of the girls after one month in captivity brings welcome relief. But this wasn’t the first incident of its kind. Repeated attacks and mass abductions at schools in north-eastern Nigeria are a stark reminder of the insecurity in the region that robs many children, particularly girls, of an education.