- There was pandemonium at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara, after some schoolgirls were kidnapped
- Some parents stormed the school premises to take away their children who were lucky to escape being kidnapped
- However, attempts by the school authorities to prevent the children from being taken away infuriated the parents who angrily pulled down doors and windows
Some angry parents of the schoolgirls in Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state, have reportedly vandalised the school buildings.
Legit.ng gathers that the teacher whose name was not mentioned said many parents trooped to the school after the incident.
He said some of those whose children were abducted slumped in the school while those who found their children unharmed, made efforts to take them away but the school authorities initially stopped them for safety concerns.
However, the parents were said to have reacted negatively, forcing the authorities to allow them to have their way.
Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, February 26, and abducted many students.
The teacher said after the abduction, not more than 50 students could be accounted for in the school.
He said the gunmen first attacked soldiers in the town before storming the school.
State government reacts
Hours after the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state, the government has finally reacted.
The state commissioner of security and home affairs, Abubakar Dauran, confirmed the incident in Gusau on Friday, February 26.
Dauran said the abductors in their hundreds invaded the town and took away the students at about 2 am on Friday, February 26.
Shehu Sani reacts
The abduction of female students in Zamfara by bandits has overwhelmed many Nigerians, including politicians.
Sani in a tweet on Friday, February 26, said he got a confirmation of the mind-boggling development from a top state official.
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