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Bandits raid Katsina village, abduct 15 women

Incoming reports say about 300 students may have been abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Gunmen are said to have invaded the school around midnight of Thursday and took the girls away.

The gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, according to reports monitored by Ripples Nigeria, stormed the town shooting sporadically into the air before invading the school to kidnap the girls from their hostels.

Though the state police command and the state government is yet to confirm the incident, a resident of Kawaye village identified as Sadi Kawaye, told the BBC that two of his daughters, Mansura and Sakina, were among those abducted.

“I’m on my way to Jangebe now to see the situation myself. I was told they invaded the school around 1am and kidnapped the students.

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“I was also told two of my daughters who are in the school, Mansura and Sakina, were among those abducted.”

A phone call by Ripples Nigeria to the Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Muhammad Shehu, did not yield any fruit as an officer who picked the call said Shehu was in a meeting with the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yero, who will address the press later in the day.

The abduction of the Zamfara school girls comes barely two weeks after students and teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State, were also abducted, aands efforts are still underway to rescue them from their captors.

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