Gunmen Abduct Six At Zamfara Girls’ School As Reps Invite Buhari

LAGOS MAY 3RD (NEWRANGERS)-What could have resulted in a repeat of the Chibok and Dapchi school girls’ abductions was averted in Zamfara State on Wednesday night when bandits stormed Government Girls Comprehensive Secondary School, Moriki in Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State.
No student was kidnapped as the abductors could not break the locks before time ran out on them.
Vanguard gathered that the kidnappers who came on bikes, stormed the school and attempted to break the locks of the hostels but when they realized that time was running out on them, they took away six labourers, including four men and two women. Among the people abducted were one married woman, a girl suspected to be between 17 and 20 years of age, a driver and two cleaners.
The police in Zamfara, yesterday, confirmed the attack but said that two staff and three of their children were abducted. This happened on a day residents killed seven bandits in the palace of an Emir in Zamfara; even as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to abort his foreign trip, return home and tackle the persistent security challenges.
Indeed, the House of Representatives also yesterday, invited President Buhari, again, to address Nigerians on security measures to check the banditry, kidnapping and other security breaches, and to declare a state of emergency in his home state, Katsina. Meanwhile, Police in Katsina State said yesterday that they have arrested suspects in connection with the abduction of President Buhari’s Aide de Camp, ADC’s father-in-law.
The Zurni attack Zurmi Local Council is one of the areas that suffered more from the activities of armed banditry but there was relative peace in the area as a result of a truce brokered between the traditional rulers in the area and armed bandits. Vanguard gathered that for some months now, communities in Zurmi have been relatively peaceful after the brutal massacre of Birane village by the bandits.
However, the area was violated on Wednesday night. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, in a press statement in Gusau, said: ‘’On May 1, 2019, at about 2130hrs, DPO Zurmi received a distress call that unidentified number of armed men entered into Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki in Zurmi LGA through the back fence of the school with the intent to attack the school and abduct students.’

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