Newsonspot.com.ng had reported that some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State were in the early hours of Friday abducted by gunmen.
A resident of Kawaye village identified as Sadi Kawaye disclosed that his daughters, Mansura and Sakina were among those abducted.
He said, “I’m on my to Jangebe now to see the situation myself. I was told they invaded the school around 1 am.”
Speaking after the abduction, a staff of the school who spoke to NAN on the condition of anonymity said some students escaped from the bandits by hiding.
The staff said: “The gunmen in their hundreds invaded the town around 2:00 am on Friday, shot sporadically in the air to scare the residents before coming into the school.
“After taking away most of the students, we rounded up those that escaped or hid from the bandits and conducted a census where we counted 54 students, and we are still searching to see if we can get more.”
Also, a resident who gave his name as Haliru Jangebe said, the local vigilantes had tried to repel the invaders but were overpowered.
“The bandits were too many, and they all seemed to be carrying heavy arms as we heard gunshots from all parts of the town, and when the shots stopped, we heard that the students had been taken away.”