About 550 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State were abducted by gunmen.
This number of students abducted was made know by one of the teachers in the school who said that, out of the 600 students of the school, about 50 were left behind.
The teacher was reported to have said that “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.”the
“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.”