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Just In: Gunmen attack school, abduct students in Zamfara

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

Activities at the Government Secondary School (GSS) in Jangebe, Zamfara State, have been halted following the kidnap of scores of students from the learning institution.

As gathered, the students, who were mostly females, were kidnapped by the gunmen around 1 a.m on Friday during an attack on the school that was site within the Talata-Mafara local government.

It was learnt that about 300 female boarding school students were taken away from their dormitory by the bandits during the attack.

Confirming the attack, Commissioner for information, Suleiman Tundun-Anka, in an interview with journalists, stated that the number of abducted students were yet to be ascertained.

Tundun-Anka added that the school management had embarked on an headcount to determine the number of students held by the gunmen after the attack in the state.

The development is happening against the background of the yet unresolved kidnap of school children and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State.

It would be recalled that  Zamfara State government had last December ordered the immediate closure of 10 schools after receiving a security hint that some schools n the state would be attacked.

According to the government, the affected schools were those that share borders with Katsina, Kaduna, and Sokoto States which for quite a while have been prone to banditry.

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