Zamfara schoolgirls abduction: “Close to 550 students are missing” – Teacher

One of the teachers at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State has claimed that close to 550 students are missing after the attack by gunmen.

In the early hours of today some unknown gunmen stormed GSS Jangebe, Zamfara state and abducted female students.

The abduction happened early hours of Friday, February 26, few days after Kagara students were kidnapped in Niger state.

According to reports, about 300 female students of GSS Jangebe in Zamfara state were kidnapped by the gunmen.

Confirming the incidents, the state commissioner for information, Hon. Suleiman Tunau Anka said the gunmen stormed the school around early hours of Friday morning and abducted the students.

However, he stated that the number of student abducted are yet to be identified by the state government.

A teacher in the school has now claimed that close to 550 students were abducted by the gunmen.

The teacher who spoke to Daily Trust said out of 600 students of the school, about 50 were left behind.

He also disclosed that parents of the students who escaped the abduction, came as early as 5am to take away their daughters, adding that some mothers of the kidnapped girls were slumping on the school premises.

The teacher said;

“Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with the remaining students but they grew angrier and began to pull down doors and windows of the buildings in the school and the school authority had to yield to their demands.

“When the gunmen laid siege, they attacked the soldiers stationed in the community before they gained entry into the school.

“Some people told us that they stationed vehicles at the outskirts of the school.

“Security operatives and the local vigilante groups are trailing the gunmen and dozens of other residents have volunteered to take part in the search.”

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