File: The yard of the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, after the abduction of more than 100 girls. PHOTO | AFP
Gunmen have yet again stormed a government secondary school in Jangebe, Zamfara State, kidnapping students in their scores
The school which is located within the Talata-Mafara local government area of the state came under siege at past midnight.
As reported by Nigeria’s Channels Television who spoke with the state commissioner for information, Hon. Suleiman Tunau Anka, the gunmen stormed the school around 1 a.m on Friday and abducted the students.
He, however, did not confirm how many students were kidnapped.
However, Daily Nigerian reports that “on Friday morning there were over 600 students in the school, and less than 100 schoolgirls remained in the school after the invasion.”
“We took out the register this morning and made a headcount. Some students panicked and ran into town. But in the interim, we can say about 500 missing,” said Daily Nigerian’s source.
Relevant authorities are yet to comment or confirm on this matter.
This is the second such kidnapping in a little over a week in Nigeria’s north, which has seen a surge in activity by armed groups leading to a widespread and worsening breakdown of security.
Last week, unidentified gunmen killed a student in an overnight attack on a boarding school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger and kidnapped 42 people, including 27 students.