317 Girls Kidnapped From Government College In Zamfara – Police
Channels Television had earlier reported that the school which is located within the Talata-Mafara local government area of the state came under siege by some bandits at past midnight.
In reaction to the development, the Zamfara Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro said a joint search and rescue operation is already underway with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the marauders.
UNICEF Reacts To Abduction Of Jangebe Schoolgirls
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the kidnap of students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
In a statement signed by its Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, UNICEF described the kidnap of the Jangebe schoolgirls as “a gross violation of children’s rights.”
Expressing sadness over the incident, Hawkins said the organisation is angered and worried by yet another brutal attack on schoolchildren in Nigeria.
35 Persons Killed In Fresh Attack
35 persons have been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Sabuwar Tunga village, Dankurmi district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
SaharaReporters gathered that the armed men arrived the community on motorbikes and unleashed terror on the defenceless residents.
A resident of the town said the attack, which was carried out on Thursday night, was a well-planned and coordinated attack.
He said the gunmen after attacking the village carted away livestock and escaped to the forest
US Reacts To Boko Haram Attacks In Africa
The United States government has expressed concerns over the continued security threat that terrorist groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab pose to Africa and the developed countries.
It expressed the concern during a telephonic press briefing involving the U.S. Army Europe-Africa generals while discussing the recent U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa consolidation, the continued commitment of the U.S. army to African allies, and the multinational African Lion training exercise scheduled in June 2021.
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