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UPDATE: We don’t know the number of schoolgirls kidnapped – Zamfara Government

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The Zamfara State Government has said the number of students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, is unknown.

NewsWireNGR had reported how armed men broke into the school around 1am on Friday.

Speaking with Journalists, the state commissioner for information and culture, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Anka, said the exact number of abducted students is yet to be ascertained.

“We are yet to verify the exact number of the students kidnapped. Security operatives have launched a manhunt for the criminals.”

“They went to the school with vehicles. Some of the girls were made to trek. We are on top of the situations as all contacts and efforts are being made to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls,” he said.

The abduction happened hours after the state government said some repentant terrorists had surrendered their arms.

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has been pushing for a dialogue with terrorists in the region for peace in the state

The federal government is yet to react to the latest kidnap incident.

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