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Scores Of Female Students Abducted In Zamfara By Gunmen

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Suspected gunmen have kidnapped some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday, February 26.

Sadi Kawaye, a resident of Kawaye village said that his daughters, Mansura and Sakina were among those abducted.

He was quoted as saying: “I’m on my to Jangebe now to see the situation myself. I was told they invaded the school around 1 am.”

The state police public relations officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said he could not react to the incident yet, adding that he needed time to verify it. He said: “Give me some time, I can’t say anything now.”

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the school and herded the children away after overrunning a military checkpoint closeby before storming the school.

It added that several soldiers sustained injuries, stressing that it was not clear whether some fatalities occurred. Another report also noted that sources said vigilantes exchanged gunfire with the terrorists and are said to be on their heels to rescue the abducted 300 schoolgirls.

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