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Zamfara police confirm 317 students missing, say rescue operations launched

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Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 317 schoolgirls at the Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state.

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Confirming the actual number of students abducted, the state police spokesman, Mohammed Shehu, said in a statement on Friday, also said that security operatives have launched a manhunt for the rescue of the school girls.

He said: “The Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the military have commenced a joint search and rescue operations with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the armed bandits in Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe.”

Mr She added that the state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, the Force Commander Operations Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu Bande, Brigade Commander 1 Brigade, Nigeria Army Gusau and other state government officials led a heavily armed Re-enforcement team to Jangebe to complement the ongoing rescue operation in the locations where the students were believed to have been taken to.

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The CP, while interfacing with the Principal of the school and the parents, appealed to them to be calm as joint efforts of the Police and other security agencies will assuredly lead to the successful rescue of the students.

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