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Gunmen Abduct About 300 Female Students In Zamfara


Report from Zamfara state confirmed that kidnappers abducted over 300 girls students in Government secondary school Jangebe, in Maru local government area.

According to BBC Hausa Service, the bandits attacked the secondary school in Talatar Mafara local government in the wee hours of Friday.

According to the father of a student amongst the abducted girls, who was identified as Alhaji Bello Maikusa Jangebe, said an unpleasant sound of guns had woken up the entire people in the town at around 1:30am of today.

“We thought they had come to attack residents as they usually do, unfortunately, this time around, they aimed at the students and abducted about 327 of them, later we noticed that only a few of the students were left behind”, Maikusa has narrated.

According to him, some members of the community said, the bandits drove the abducted girl students towards the direction of Wuya forest under Maru local government area, one of the most dangerous axes the high profile criminals long occupied.

An account by a guardian to an abducted girl simply identified as Malam Sa’idu Kwairo, said the gunmen drove into the town well armed on about seven HiLuX vehicles shooting sporadically aimed at discouraging any attempt for resistance.

“We could hear the helpless voices of the abducted girls screaming for help amidst unpleasant sounds of various dangerous rifles, as we noticed they have come to abduct the students in the school”, Kwairo has added.

Contacted for comment, the Spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command, SP Shehu Muhammad, said the Police was preparing a statement to show their stand over the incident.

This is coming at the time several students abducted in Kagara Science School of Niger State are still in captivity.

However, recently there has been increasing cases of abduction of students from boarding schools around the northern Nigerian states, to negotiate for ransom.

President Buhari has indicated that his administration would deal decisively with bandits and will not grant them amnesty.


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