Hundreds missing after gunmen raid Nigeria school: Reports – By Al Jazeera and News Agencies (Al Jazeera) / Feb 26 2021
A teacher and parent say hundreds of girls unaccounted for while state governor spokesman confirms the abduction but offers no details.
Several hundred girls are missing after unidentified gunmen raided a school hostel in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, a teacher and parent told the AFP news agency, in the second mass kidnapping in the troubled region in little more than a week.
Sulaiman Tanau Anka, information commissioner for Zamfara state, however, told Reuters that it was not immediately clear how many children had been seized.
“Unknown gunmen came shooting sporadically and took the girls away,” Anka said. “Information available to me said they came with vehicles and moved the students, they also moved some on foot,” Anka said.
Security forces were hunting through the area, he added.