The main headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers of Friday, May 3, are focused on the kidnapping that happened in Zamfara girls' school and how Nigerians reacted to the development among other top stories.
Vanguard reports that five people were kidnapped at a girls-only school in Zamfara on Wednesday night, May 1, in a fashion that calls the memory of the abduction of Chibok girls some years ago.
The newspaper gathered that though the students in the school were lucky because the kidnappers could not break the locks of their hostel. The staff members were not as lucky as five of them were abducted.
The Punch reports that following the abduction of five people at Zamfara girls' school, the House of Representatives and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned President Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity in the nation.
The House has also invited the president to come and speak on what his government is doing to contain the situation, while the PDP has asked the president to come back home and address the issue.
This Day reports that the attack by bandits on the northwest part of the country took a new twist as armed men stormed Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki in Zuru local government area on Wednesday. Six people including students and teachers were kidnapped.
The newspaper gathers that the attack took place as residents of the area were watching the Champions League match between Liverpool Football Club of England and Barcelona Football Club of Spain.
The Guardian reports that the House on Thursday, May 2, invited the president over the security situation in the country to explain his plans to contain the situation
The House is troubled with the falling security in the nation as there has been several reported cases of kidnapping in recent days. The lawmakers also asked the authorities to declare a state of emergency in Safana/ Batsari/ Dan-Musa Federal Constituency as a response to the criminal activities in the area.
The Nation reports that the police have arrested the suspects connected with the kidnapping of Alhaji Musa Umar, the district head of Duara, Buhari's hometown.
The news of the arrest was made known on Thursday, May 2, through the twitter page of the special assistant to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie.
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