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One dead, two injured as security operatives clash with irate Jangebe youths

One dead, two injured as security operatives clash with irate Jangebe youths
March 03
19:34 2021

One person has been killed in a clash between security operatives and some youths in Jangebe, Zamfara state. 

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The youths were said to have staged a protest when Zamfara government officials came to the town to reunite the abducted schoolgirls with their parents.

Suspected bandits had attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, on February 26 and kidnapped 279 schoolgirls.

The girls were later released after a few days in captivity.

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Residents who spoke with TheCable said the youths expressed their anger with the government and protested kidnappings and killings in the state.

Violence broke out when the youths were prevented from getting through to the government officials.

“The youths were very angry and wanted to show these to the officials so they can inform the governor,” one of the residents said.

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“Things got out of hand when one of the security agents shot at the youths. One of the youths died, and two others sustained injury.”

Following the shooting, most of the youths ran away for safety.

Muhammed Shehu, police spokesperson in the state, was not available to comment on the incident.

In the past few months, Zamfara had suffered series of attacks from suspected bandits.

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Following the abduction of the Jangebe schoolgirls, the federal government had declared Zamfara a no-fly zone and banned mining activities.

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