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Official: 317 schoolgirls abducted in Zamfara attack

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In any event, 317 students were kidnapped by bandits in the Friday morning assault on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

 

Inhabitants said the bandits woke up individuals in the neighborhood as they attacked the school, shooting into the air for more than two hours.

 

The most recent assault is the third mass hijacking of schoolchildren over the most recent three months in Northern Nigeria, bringing fears among Nigerians up in regional networks.

 

"the furnished bandits seized 317 understudies in Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara," Mohammad Shehu, the state's police representative, told newsmen.

 

He said the police and the military had started a joint quest for the understudies and their criminals.

 

"The Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro FDC, the Force Commander Operations Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu Bande, Brigade Commander 1 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Gusau and other state government authorities drove an intensely equipped Re-authorization group to Jangebe," he said.

 

This, Mr. Shehu said, was to supplement progressing salvage endeavors in the areas where the understudies were accepted to have been taken by their captors.

 

He additionally offered for smoothness while guaranteeing that the understudies will be safeguarded.

 

Prior, the state government had affirmed the mass snatching to journalists yet said it didn't have the foggiest idea about the number of understudies kidnapped.

 

Zamfara in Northwest Nigeria is one of the states generally influenced by bandits' assaults. The assaults have proceeded regardless of arrangements started by the state government with the bandits.

 

The most recent assault happened a little more than seven days after 27 understudies and 15 others were kidnapped by outfitted bandits from a school in Niger State.

Those snatched people are yet to be delivered at the hour of this report.

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