Over 300 students kidnapped in Zamfara

Elias Hubbard
February 26, 2021

In a brief interview with newsmen in Gusau on Friday morning, Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, said the abductors invaded the town and took away the students at about 2am.

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.

Armed bandits have attacked a girls secondary school in Zamfara State, kidnapping many female students, the BBC is reporting.

As of the time of filing this report, all attempts to reach police authorities in the state have proved abortive. When the shooting stopped, we heard that many students were kidnapped.

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.

The latest abduction in Zamfara comes at a time when banditry is increasingly threatening the peace of the nation, especially from within the northeastern and northwestern region. "I was told they invaded the school around 1am", he told our reporter over the phone. The attacks have continued despite negotiations initiated by the state government with the bandits.

Kidnappers dressed in military fatigue captured 42 people, including 27 schoolboys, three teachers and other relatives of school staff from Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State last week.

The Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe happens, however, not to be one of the schools ordered to close.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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