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Confusion as over 300 school girls are abducted in Zamfara



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Residents in Gusau and other parts of Zamfara State were on Friday thrown into confusion as over 300 school girls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been abducted.

Bandits reportedly arrived at 1.00am in Hilux vehicles and motorcycles disguised as security agents and abducted the girls from their hostel.

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A staff said who witnessed the operation said, bandits were dressed in military uniforms which made them believed to be security agents.

“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.”

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“The bandits were in the school for several hours without any challenge due to absence of the security agents”, the source said

Reacting, 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. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ”

Meanwhile, 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.


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