Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A staff of the school, who begged for anonymity, said the bandits arrived in the school around 1am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students.
He narrated that some of the bandits were in uniforms and pretended to be security personnel, then later broke into the students hostels and abducted more than 300 students.
A parent of one of the girls, who gave his name as Malam Lawal Jangebe, said he nearly fainted when he heard about the abduction of the students including his daughter.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, said they were investigating the incident.