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Gunmen kidnap 300 school girls in Zamfara

Terrorists struck today in a Government Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and kidnapped about 300 schoolgirls.

It was the fourth of such massive kidnap by terrorists in Northwest Nigeria, starting from the abduction last December of over 300 students from a government college in Kankara, Katsina state.

The latest kidnap in the girls school in Jangebe, in Talatu Mafara LGA, happened around 2 a.m today.

The gunmen stormed the school and herded the children away.

Scores of the terrorists were said to have overrun a military checkpoint close to the school before storming the school itself.

Several soldiers were said to have sustained injuries. It was not clear whether some fatalities occurred.

sources said vigilantes are now on the heels of the kidnappers to rescue the schoolgirls.

Zailani Bappah, Special assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on public enlightenment confirmed the kidnap to BBC Pidgin.

The first kidnap of schoolgirls occurred in Chibok, Borno state on 14-15 April, 2014.

It was executed by Boko Haram terrorists.

About 276 schoolgirls were taken away, an action that shocked the world.

Up till now, 112 of the girls are still missing.

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