BREAKING: Gunmen abduct over 300 girls in Zamfara school

Maiharaji Altine , Gusau
Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School , Jangebe in the Talata -Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State .

A staff of the school, who begged for anonymity, said the bandits arrived in the school around 1 am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students .
He narrated that some of the bandits were in uniforms and pretended to be security personnel , then later broke into the students hostels and abducted more than 300 students .


“ When they came into the school, we thought they were security personnel but to our utmost fear and dismay , they started putting the girls into Hilux vehicles and motorcycles then drove out of the school, ” the source said , adding that the bandits were in the school for several hours without any challenge due to absence of the security agents .
A parent of one of the girls , who gave his name as Malam Lawal Jangebe, said, “ I nearly fainted when I heard about the abduction of the students including my daughter .”

Confirming the incident to The PUNCH on phone , the State Police Public Relations Officer , Mohammed Shehu , said, “ We are right now on our way going to the school where the incident happened . ”

Shehu said that, the police would brief the press when they returned from Jangebe town where the students were abducted .
The Zamfara abduction occurred some eight days after gunmen kidnapped dozens of students and workers of Government Science College in Kagara , Niger State.

Bandits had also last year kidnapped over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara , Katsina State .
Aside from Kankara and Kagara , non -state actors had also abducted hundreds of secondary school girls from Chibok , in Borno State ; and Dapchi in Yobe State .


Comments (2)

  1. May God save us all in this country

  2. May God bring them back safely to there various homes

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