Chaos As Nigeria's Zamfara Schoolgirls' Reunion Turns Bloody

The emotional return ceremony of 279 Jangebe schoolgirls released by kidnappers, was marred by violence from a mob that invaded the ceremony, frustrated at the length of time the event had taken, throwing stones at government officials. Security forces reportedly shot at the crowd, killing one person. Despite the chaos, the girls and parents were happy for their release.  UN experts have called for the traumatised learners to receive urgent rehabilitation and specialised help to recover from their ordeal. The taking of the Zamfara girls was the third such incident since December 2020, where criminal gangs demanded ransom. In all three cases, the learners were freed.

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The 317 schoolgirls that were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State

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