Gunmen Abduct Over 300 Zamfara Schoolgirls in Jangebe

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From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted more 300 girls at Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe in 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 one o’clock last night with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles where they 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”.

He maintained 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 Punch on phone, the State Police Public Relations Officer SP 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.

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