UPDATE: 317 Girls Kidnapped From Government College In Zamfara – Police
Police in Zamfara have said that about three-hundred and seventeen (317) students were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State.
State Public Relations Officer, Shehu Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He said the police in collaboration with the military had commenced a joint search and rescue operation with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the armed bandits.
The statement added that the girls were kidnapped around 1:00 am. when they stormed the school.
“The Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro; the Force Commander Operations Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu Bande; Brigade Commander, 1 Brigade, Nigeria Army Gusau and other state government officials led a heavily armed team to Jangebe to complement the ongoing rescue operation in the locations where the students were believed to be taken to.
“The CP, while interfacing with the principal of the school and the parents, appealed to them to be calm as joint efforts of the police and other security agencies will lead to the successful rescue of the students,” the statement read.