Jangebe Schoolgirls Abduction: What We Know

February 26, 2021

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What Happened?

Over 300 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state were kidnapped by unidentified abductors.

How Did It Happen?

According to the latest reports on the case, the abductors invaded Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the state where the school is based and shot sporadically in the air to scare off residents before invading the school. All of this began at around 2 am Friday, 26, February. 

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran in a brief interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed this development in Gusau on Friday.

“I can confirm to you now that we have sadly received the report on the abduction of the students of GGSS Jangebe and right now, I am on my way to the school.” He said. “At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors.”

How Are Nigerians Reacting To This?

For many Nigerians online, the rising cases of abduction are becoming increasingly disturbing seeing as a similar incident occurred a few weeks ago with the abduction of over 20 students who were abducted by armed bandits from a school in Niger State.

Right now, there are no new reports on this case but you can check back later today for updates.

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