Schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria freed

2021-03-02 11:41:06

Gunmen have launched ladies who have been kidnapped from a boarding college within the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, the governor says.

An armed gang kidnapped 317 ladies from the Authorities Women Science Secondary (GGSS) Faculty within the city of Jangebe at round 1am on Friday.

“Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my coronary heart to announce the discharge of the kidnapped college students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity”, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle stated on Twitter on Tuesday.

“This follows the scaling of a number of hurdles laid in opposition to our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters at the moment are protected,” he stated.

The governor’s tweets didn’t state the variety of ladies that had been launched. The messages included photographs of women and small buses.

Colleges have turn into targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed teams.

Such kidnappings in Nigeria have been first carried out by jihadist group Boko Haram, and later its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province, however the tactic has now been adopted by different legal gangs.

The raid in Zamfara state was the second such kidnapping in little over per week within the northwest, a area more and more focused by legal gangs. On Saturday, gunmen launched 27 teenage boys who have been kidnapped from their college on February 17 within the north-central state of Niger.

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