Zamfara abduction: Residents stage protest

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Zamfara abduction: Residents stage protestSome residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara on Friday protested the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School in the town.

The residents, in a mob, took to the streets, destroying vehicles that were coming to the village.

Some boarding female students of the school were abducted at about 2 a.m. on Frday.

The residents, women and children, used sticks and stones to attack vehicles, including two vehicles conveying journalists from various media houses, injuring a cameraman.

As of time of filing this report, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abutu Yaro, and the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, were appealing to the protesters.

Government officials have yet to make a statement, although there are efforts to sustain peace in the town.

The Zamfara government has earlier confirmed the abduction via the office of the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran in an interview with NAN.

He said that the abductors invaded the town and took away the students at about 2 a.m.

“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilised security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

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