- Some of the students abducted at Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, Zamfara state, have escaped from captivity
- Gunmen had on Wednesday, September 1, invaded the school and started shooting sporadically before the students were abducted
- This was confirmed by one of the students' parents on Thursday, September 2, who said the students were divided into groups
Gusau, Zamfara - Five students abducted from Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, Maradun LGA of Zamfara state, have escaped from captivity.
TheCable reports that a total of 73 students were abducted on the morning of Wednesday, September 1, when gunmen invaded the school and started shooting sporadically.
Legit.ng gathered that a parent of one of the students who escaped confirmed the development to BBC Hausa on Thursday, September 2.
Speaking on how his daughter regained her freedom, the parent said the students were divided into groups, and the five students, all-female saw an opportunity to escape.
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The student's father reportedly said:
“She said they were divided into two groups. She told us some of the girls were around her age, while others were younger than her. As they were being divided into groups, she said five of them hid and the others left without them. That was how they escaped.
“They began running into the forest and arrived around 1 am. They didn’t know where they were until they sighted a mosque here.
“One of them has been hospitalised. Our daughter has been sleeping since she came home. We had to administer a drip. Overall, they are all getting better. One of them has even started walking around.”
The father said his daughter is around 11 years old, while the other students who escaped are between ages 12 and 13.
He added that two of his daughters are among the 68 students still in captivity.
Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawalle, has ordered the closure of schools across the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the abduction of some students of the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura in Zamfara state, the management of the institution has reacted.
It was reported that the college’s provost told the police on Monday, August 16, that the number of kidnapped students has been pegged at 15.
The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, in a statement he issued said the bandits attacked the school around midnight on Monday, August 16, in large numbers.
Source: Legit Nigeria