Hundreds of Zamfara Girls Missing After Attack on Nigerian School

Gunmen have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara State. The Zamfara State abductions come just a week after gunmen took 42 people - still missing - at a boarding school in Niger State. In December 2020, more than 344 boys were taken by gunmen and later released after negotiations allegedly between parents and the abductors. Kidnapping for ransom has become rampant in many parts of Nigeria. The northern part of the country has increasingly become a hub for large criminal gangs who raid villages, killing and abducting residents after looting and torching homes.


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