The attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state has begun to take its toll on education in the state as some of the abducted students have said they would not return to school.
Newsonspot.com.ng reported how over 270 schoolgirls were abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits from the school in February, 2021. They were however released few days after.
In an interview with SaharaReporters on Friday, some of the students vowed never to return to school again, while other girls decided to seek transfer to another school in Gusau to continue their education.
“My friends and I have decided not to return to school again because we don’t want gunmen to abduct us again,” a student said.
Another released student said though she hoped to be a medical doctor or nurse, she was no longer returning to school.
“My future ambition before was to be a medical doctor or nurse but I won’t be going back to school again. The Nigerian government has failed to protect us,” she said.
One of the teachers in the school said, ‘With what they experienced in the hand of the kidnappers, some of the girls told me ‘Mallam, I’m not going back to school again.’ I didn’t say anything because I know what they narrated what they experienced in the bush to me.
Deadly attacks have raged across Zamfara state where bandits have thrived. Agrarian and herding communities in the state have long been terrorised by gangs who raid villages, steal cattle and kidnap residents for ransom.