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Zamfara: How my daughter, 4 others escaped bandits’ captivity, Parent narrates

A parent in Zamfara has narrated how his daughter and four other students escaped the captivity of bandits.

The students were abducted from the Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.

The state police command reveals 73 students in total were abducted by a large number of armed bandits who stormed the school at exactly 1122hrs on Wednesday.

Speaking on how his 11-year-old daughter regained her freedom, the parent told BBC Hausa that the students were divided into groups, and the five students — all female — saw an opportunity to escape.

“She said they were divided into two groups. She told us some of the girls were around her age, while others were younger than her,” the student’s father said.

“As they were being divided into groups, she said five of them hid and the others left without them. That was how they escaped.

“They began running into the forest and arrived around 1 am. They didn’t know where they were until they sighted a mosque here.

“One of them has been hospitalised. Our daughter has been sleeping since she came home. We had to administer a drip. Overall, they are all getting better. One of them has even started walking around.”

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