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Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has disclosed that 317 students were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Local Government Area of the State by suspected bandits on Friday.
Reports had it that unknown armed men invaded the school in the wee hours of the day, abducting the students and whisking them away to unknown locations.
When he and other top security operatives visited the community hours after the incident happened, Yaro said efforts were in place for the rescue of the innocent schoolgirls.
He also appealed to the residents not to take the laws into their hands but to support the rescue efforts.
An angry mob had reportedly attacked journalists in the area when they visited.
Sadi Kawaye, a parent who resides at Kawaye village in Aknka Local Government Area of the state, had told Daily Trust that his daughters, Mansura and Sakina, were among those abducted.
‘I’m on my to Jangebe now over this terrible situation. I was told they invaded the school around 1 am,’ he had told news correspondents over the phone.
Earlier, SP Muhammad Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, said he could not react to the incident.
Presently in Nigeria, the Large-scale abduction of school students which started in 2014 when Boko Haram insurgents d over 300 students at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State has grown to become so massive that bandits now abduct almost every week for money.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK