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    ‘300’ schoolgirls kidnapped as bandits strike in Zamfara: Niger Governor, Sani Bello, laments that FG have abandoned them

    Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State and abducted ‘300’ of the school girls.

    According to reports, the gunmen stormed the school premises in the early hours of today, Friday, February 26.

    The state police command or the state government is yet to comment on this development.

    This incident comes barely a week after bandits attacked the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger state and abducted 27 students and 15 others after they had shot a student dead.

    in another news:

    Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has accused the Federal Government of abandoning them in negotiation to secure the release of victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara.

    Bello said this when Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu visited him at the Government House in Minna on Thursday February 25. 

    The governor who said the state has been left to handle the rescue on its own, said they were left to shoulder the financial responsibility which came off the abduction. He however admitted that the Federal Government sent a delegation to the state and also deployed 300 mobile policemen to the state. 

    The Niger state Governor however vowed to ensure that the kidnap victims are freed. Bello said; 

    “So where is the support? At the moment we have not seen any Federal support here since this incident occurred. Yes we had a delegation that came to commensurate with, but we are left to ourselves. 

    “We will use whatever means and resources available to make sure the children return home safely. We don’t have exact day and when these children will be released but I am sure that it will happen very soon.

    By Hajia R.

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