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Bandits abduct over 300 students from Zamfara girls’ school

Mass abduction threatens girl-child education in Nigeria – experts

Over 300 students are reported to have been abducted by armed bandits from a girls’ secondary school in Zamfara State, in Nigeria’s northwest region.

This is coming barely two weeks after over 20 students were abducted by armed bandits from a government-run school in Niger State.

The bandits invaded Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State at about 1 am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students, according to reports.

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Reports suggest that some of the bandits were in uniforms and pretended to be security personnel, then later broke into the students’ hostels and abducted more than 300 of them.

A teacher in the school, who confirmed the attack to BBC Hausa, put the number of kidnapped students at about 300.