Gunmen have raided Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State taking away over three hundred girls.
This development was confirmed by a teacher and a parent.
After one week, this is the second mass kidnapping that has taken place in the troubled Northern State.
According to the eyewitnesses, the bandits forcefully evacuated the students after arriving in the school around 1am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles.
In reaction to the development, Sulaiman Tanau Anka, information commissioner for Zamfara state said it was not immediately clear how many children had been seized.
Anka who made further comments to the development said, “Unknown gunmen came shooting sporadically and took the girls away,”
“Information available to me said they came with vehicles and moved the students, they also moved some on foot,”
Speaking further, he also said, “This is one of the states that is continuously being attacked by these gun-men, abductions for ransom and raiding for villages … this is practically one of the major things that people in the north of the country are facing on a daily bases.”