Armed bandits have invaded a girls’ school in Zamfara, abducting at least three hundred students – Icons News
The source gathered on Friday morning that the mass abduction occurred overnight, saying parents of some of the students have confirmed the development.
BBC reported the school as Government Girls’ Secondary School in Jangebe.
It should be noted that the abduction came few weeks after hundreds of schoolboys were abducted in Katsina by bandits.
Two weeks ago, bandits breached a high school in Niger State and seized about 29 students and school administrators. National security sources informed Peoples Gazette that the federal government paid $2.099 million (N800 million) as ransom, but the students and their teachers were not released after Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello caught wind of the arrangement and instigated a cordoning of the vast forest where the students and their abductors have been held up.
A spokesperson for the police in Zamfara did not immediately return a request seeking comments from the Gazette about today’s kidnapping of schoolgirls.
The State Commissioner of Information, Sulaiman Tunau Anka who Confirmed the unfortunate incident said the abductors stormed the school around 1 a.m today and abducted the students.
However, he says the actual number of the abducted students is yet to be confirmed.