Abuja: Gunmen stormed a boarding school in the African country of Nigeria and abducted hundreds of female students.
Unidentified gunmen abducted hundreds of female students from a boarding school in the West African country of Zamfara, according to the International News Agency. This is the second kidnapping of students in the area in a week.
A teacher at the school and the children’s parents confirmed the attack on the school by gunmen and the abduction of the students. While Zamfara’s information commissioner said the number of abducted students was not known but was estimated to be in the hundreds.
A teacher at Government Girls Secondary School Jangibi, speaking on condition of anonymity. Told AFP that at least 300 schoolgirls were missing after the attack.
On the other hand, police say kidnappings for ransom are common in the area. Such incidents are now coming to light on a daily basis. This is the second case of the abduction of students this week.
One student was killed and 42 others, including 27 students. They were abducted in an armed attack on a boarding school last week, compared to 300 in December last year.