Angry Parents Vandalize Zamfara School After Childrens’ Kidnapping

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State

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 the remaining students but they got angry and began to pull down doors and windows of the buildings in the school and the authorities had to yield to their demands,” he said.

The teacher said after the abduction, not more than 50 students could be accounted for in the school which has a population of over 600 students.

He said the gunmen first attacked soldiers in the town before storming the school.

“When the gunmen laid siege, they attacked the soldiers stationed in the community before they gained entry into the school. Some people told us that they stationed vehicles at the outskirts of the school.”

“Security Operatives and the local vigilante groups are trailing the gunmen and dozens of other residents have volunteered to take part in the search,” he said.

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