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‘Hundreds missing’ after armed bandits storm Nigerian school

'Hundreds missing' after armed bandits storm Nigerian school
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At least 300 girls have been abducted by suspected armed bandits from a school in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a teacher has claimed. 

“More than 300 girls are unaccounted for after a head count of remaining students,” Sadi Kawaye said on Friday.

A spokesman for the state governor confirmed the incident, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.

A police spokesman for the state did not immediately respond to calls and messages seeking comment.

This is the second such kidnapping in a little over a week in Nigeria’s north, where a surge in armed militancy in the northwest has led to a widespread and worsening breakdown of security.

Last week, unidentified gunmen killed a student in an overnight attack on a boarding school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger and kidnapped 42 people, including 27 students. The hostages are yet to be released. 





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