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Gunmen abduct schoolgirls in Zamfara

Gunmen abduct schoolgirls in Zamfara
February 26
08:32 2021

Some schoolgirls have been abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara local government area of Zamfara.

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Residents who spoke with TheCable said gunmen invaded the community at midnight.

“They attacked some houses along their way, and headed straight to the school,” Abubakar Jangebe, a resident said.

“They took some of the girls and went into the bush. We don’t know what is happening right now.”

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It is not clear yet how many of the schoolchildren were abducted, but residents told TheCable that they are about a hundred.

“Many parents are on their way to the school now. There should be a headcount as soon as relevant authorities arrive,” Mohammed Ismail, another resident told TheCable.

When contacted, Muhammed Shehu, police spokesperson in Zamfara, said he will issue a statement on the development later.

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The abduction of the schoolgirls comes a week after 27 schoolchildren were abducted by bandits from Government Science College, Kagara in Niger state.

The abductors reportedly rejected a N2.7million ransom offered to them.

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