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Jangebe Abductions: 24-Hour Curfew Imposed As Violence Mar Schoolgirls’ Reunion

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in a northwestern Nigerian town and its market shut after violence marred the reunion of nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls with their parents, local residents said Thursday. The girls were abducted on Friday from their hostels by gunmen known locally as bandits but were released early Tuesday after the latest mass kidnapping to target a school in Nigeria. Violence erupted on Wednesday when the girls from Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state were to be returned to their parents at a ceremony in the school’s hall. They had been in the government’s custody in Gusau, the state capital, receiving medical care. “After the unrest yesterday a dust-to-dawn curfew was imposed and everybody was ordered to stay indoors,” said Abubakar Za...
“The Watchman Of GSS Jangebe Involved In The Abduction” – Bello Matawalle
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“The Watchman Of GSS Jangebe Involved In The Abduction” – Bello Matawalle

The watchman of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State was involved in the abduction of the schoolgirls on February 26. This is according to the State Governor, Bello Matawalle, who revealed this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Although the governor did not reveal the identities of other personalities behind the abduction of the schoolgirls, the governor said information at his disposal indicated that the school’s security guard aided the bandits in whisking the students away. “The watchman of the school,” the Governor said in reaction to who was involved in the abduction of the over 200 schoolgirls in Jangebe. “The children have mentioned that after releasing them, the bandits were telling them to greet the watchman ...
One Dead As Protesting Jangebe Youths Clash With Security Operatives
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One Dead As Protesting Jangebe Youths Clash With Security Operatives

One person has been killed in a clash between security operatives and some youths in Jangebe, Zamfara state. The youths were said to have staged a protest when Zamfara government officials came to the town to reunite the abducted schoolgirls with their parents. Suspected bandits had attacked the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe on February 26 and kidnapped 279 schoolgirls. The girls were later released after a few days in captivity. Residents who spoke with TheCable said the youths expressed their anger with the government and protested kidnappings and killings in the state. Violence broke out when the youths were prevented from getting through to the government officials. “The youths were very angry and wanted to show these to the officials so they can info...
Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle
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Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle

The pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, to name those behind the kidnap of the 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara in Zamfara State. The governor had reportedly said that he knew the identity of the kidnappers and if revealed, Nigerians would be shocked. Matawalle had stated this when emirs in the state paid him a solidarity visit on the kidnap of the students. But the ACF said security operatives should treat the governor as an accomplice to the kidnappers, failure of him to tell Nigerians those behind the dastardly acts. According to the ACF, the north is embarrassed by the statement of the governor and the sundry kidnapping as well as insecur...
Jangebe Schoolgirls: Kidnappers Proposed Marriage To Us
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Jangebe Schoolgirls: Kidnappers Proposed Marriage To Us

The abductors of Jangebe schoolgirls shared their phone numbers to the girls they set free on Tuesday and promised to visit their parents to seek their hands in marriage. Several girls who spoke with Daily Trust said their abductors professed love to them and promised to contact them over the phone to find out if they had accepted the marriage proposals. One student, Hassatu Umar Anka, said their abductors advised the girls to abandon school so they could get married. “When we were about to be released, some of them came and starting pointing at us and saying, ‘We love some of you and we want to marry you if you would accept our proposal. You shouldn’t be wasting your time schooling,” she said. She said the armed men are very afraid of the military and whenever fighter jets...
Buhari Has Done Everything Possible To Ensure Safe Schools – Hadi Sirika
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Buhari Has Done Everything Possible To Ensure Safe Schools – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his regime had done “everything possible” to ensure safe schools in the country. Sirika made the claim in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The claim came at a time the nation is witnessing an increase in the number of cases of abductions in schools with the latest being the 317 students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State last Thursday. But Sirika boasted that the Zamfara case will be the last case of attacks on schools that will be recorded under Buhari. Although he admitted that some people who do not mean well for the regime may want to embarra...
Nigerians Will Be Shocked By Those Behind Girls’ Abduction – Matawalle Says
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Nigerians Will Be Shocked By Those Behind Girls’ Abduction – Matawalle Says

Still on the state of insecurity, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Sunday said he had many revelations to make about the attack on Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe on Friday, when over 300 students were abducted. The governor, who stated this when 17 Emirs in the state paid him a sympathy visit over the abduction of the schoolgirls, said Nigerians would be shocked to know people behind the abduction of the girls. Also during the visit, the Emir of Anka and Chairman of Zamfara state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Anka, berated the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the upsurge in killings and kidnappings by bandits in the country. Recall that gunmen on Friday attacked GGSS Jangede, and abducted over 300 girls, while seven of th...
Jangebe Schoolgirls Not Yet Released, Negotiations Ongoing – Zamfara State Government
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Jangebe Schoolgirls Not Yet Released, Negotiations Ongoing – Zamfara State Government

Zamfara State Government has declared that it was yet to ascertain the release of the abducted Students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe area of the state. Recall hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted in the early hours of Friday, February 26, when armed men raided the state-run school. However, the schoolgirls are said to be released in the early hours of today (Sunday) according to media reports. Reacting, the State Commissioner of Information and Culture, Suleiman Tunau Anka took to his verified Twitter handle to clear the air on the purported release of the schoolgirls. He tweeted; “I want to call the attention of good people of Zamfara state, they should disregard any fake news regarding the released of abducted students of GGSS Jangebe by one national dai...
Kidnapped Zamfara Schoolgirls Released
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Kidnapped Zamfara Schoolgirls Released

The kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released and are currently in the palace of the Emir of Anka waiting for transportation to Gusau, the state capital. The girls who were kidnapped on Friday were believed to have been taken to a forest by bandits who reportedly disguised as security personnel. A source said the girls were kept in the forest between Dangulbi and Sabon Birnin Banaga in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The incident was the latest mass kidnapping for ransom by armed gangs in the North in recent weeks. A week earlier, bandits had kidnapped dozens of pupils and workers of Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State. The abductees were released on Saturday. Bandits had also last ...
Jangebe Girls: PDP Asks Presidency To Speak Up On Alleged Complicity
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Jangebe Girls: PDP Asks Presidency To Speak Up On Alleged Complicity

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Buhari-led Presidency to speak clear the air on the alleged complicity of the military and unnamed officials of the Presidency in the abduction of 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state by terrorists. This is as the party described as alarming, the allegations in the public space, by the Northern Youth Movement, NYM, “of compromises by the military, which paved the way for the invasion of the school reportedly located less than 100 metres to a military checkpoint to abduct over 300 schoolgirls.” In a statement signed by the spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP demanded explanations to reports “that soldiers stormed the community two hours earlier and ordered residents to clear the streets and r...
Tanko Yakasai Confirms Arrest Of His Son, Salihu Tanko Yakasai
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Tanko Yakasai Confirms Arrest Of His Son, Salihu Tanko Yakasai

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, father to Kano Governor, Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai has confirmed that his son has been arrested for calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Following the news of the abduction of the students of the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Thursday, Salihu had questioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, government’s effort to protect its citizens, thereby calling for the resignation of the President. The elder statesman did not, however, mention the very security outfit where the governor’s aide is being detained. Yakasai said his son was arrested since Friday when he went to the barbing saloon. Yakasai said, “He is in the custody of security...
‘I Will Update The Media’: Sheikh Gumi Speaks On Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction
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‘I Will Update The Media’: Sheikh Gumi Speaks On Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has said, he will update the media, once he gets any update on the girls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday morning. Speaking with BBC pigin on Friday, the cleric, who has been the news in recent time following his role in negotiating with bandits, also his efforts in trying to restore peace in some troubled Northern states has been sabotage by some people (bandits). He went further to state, that he is currently gathering information on the abduction and promised to make his finds public.
Atiku Asks NASS To Empower States To Control Their Internal Security
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Atiku Asks NASS To Empower States To Control Their Internal Security

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness at the abduction of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State. The schoolgirls numbering 317 were abducted by bandits who stormed their school in the early hours of Friday in Hilux vehicles and motorcycles. The attack comes days after over 300 students from Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State were abducted by bandits who have since released them. Reacting to the abduction in Zamfara, Atiku in a statement titled ‘States need to be empowered to control their internal security,’ advised the National and State Assemblies to empower states towards controlling their internal security. He said, “My heart is very heavy over the abduction of our young daughters from Government...
We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu
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We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Aisha Yesufu, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the increasing spate of abductions in the country. When asked on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, what she thinks of the President’s assurance to Nigerians about efforts being made to rescue all those who have been abducted, Mrs Yesufu said: “what I make of the statement is absolutely nothing”. “We are used to a president whose words mean nothing. He says one thing, and another thing happens,” she added. Since one of the major abductions in the country happened in 2014 – (the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State), Yesufu has been at the forefront of the calls made to the Federal Government to ensure the release of al...
Jangebe abduction: “We Will Not Succumb To Blackmail” – Buhari Warns Bandit
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Jangebe abduction: “We Will Not Succumb To Blackmail” – Buhari Warns Bandit

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the latest abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State as inhumane and totally unacceptable, sending out a strong warning to bandits and their sponsors. Reacting to the incident on Friday, President Buhari said that "this administration will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students in the expectations of huge ransom payments." According to the President: Our primary objective is to get all the school hostages safe, alive and unharmed. We have the capacity to deploy massive force against the bandits in the villages where they operate, but our limitation is the fear of heavy casualties of innocent villagers and hostages who might be used as human shields ...
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Zamfara School Abduction: ‘Close To 550 Girls Are Missing’

Out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, about 50 were left behind, a teacher who pleaded for anonymity told Daily Trust. Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students. The teacher said parents of the students, who escaped the abduction, came as early as 5: am to take away their daughters, adding that some mothers of kidnapped girls were slumping on the school premises. “Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with the remaining students but they grew angrier and began to pull down doors and windows of the buildings in the school and the school authority had to yield to their demands. “When the gunmen laid siege, they attacked the sold...
How Angry Parents Vandalised School After The Kidnap Of Zamfara Schoolgirls
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How Angry Parents Vandalised School After The Kidnap Of Zamfara Schoolgirls

One of the teachers of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how some angry parents pulled down doors and windows of the school after Friday’s kidnap incident. Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students. Speaking with Daily Trust, the teacher said many parents trooped to the school after the incident. He said some of those whose children were abducted slumped in the school while those who found their children unharmed, made efforts to take them away but the school authorities initially stopped them for safety concerns. However, the parents were said to have reacted negatively, forcing the authorities to allow them have their way. “Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with th...
Bullets Won’t Solve Banditry — Adamu Garba
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Bullets Won’t Solve Banditry — Adamu Garba

Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba , on Friday, said raining bullets on bandits won ’t end the security menace in the country. Garba was reacting to the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls from Jangebe in Zamfara State by gunmen suspected to be bandits . The rate of mass abduction of students by bandits in the north has become alarming in recent times. Just a week ago , bandits kidnapped dozens of students and workers of Government Science College in Kagara , Niger State . Bandits had also last year kidnapped over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara , Katsina State. Aside from Kankara and Kagara , non- state actors had also abducted hundreds of secondary school girls from Chibok , in Borno State ; and Dapchi in Yobe State. In a string of twe...

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