The abducted 317 students of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released.
The schoolgirls were on Sunday gathered at the palace of the emir of Anka waiting for transportation to Gusau, the state capital.
The girls were abducted on Friday by bandits who reportedly disguised as security personnel.
According to a source, the girls were kept in the forest between Dangulbi and Sabon Birnin Banaga in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Meanwhile, dozens of abducted students and workers of Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State were released on Saturday after about a week in captivity.
By Dorcas Jonah
Abuja, Feb. 28, 2021
This is as the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has appealed to the Federal Government to tackle the menace of kidnapping in Nigerian schools.
Mrs Laraba Shoda, National President of NCWS, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Shoda said frequent cases of kidnapping “are not good for the education of our children’’.
She condemned the abduction of students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara, Zamfara.
She noted that another abduction, happening shortly after gunmen abducted students of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger, was one too many.
The NCWS president expressed concern over the frequent abduction of innocent schoolchildren and called for a renewed commitment to tackle insecurity at all levels of governance.
“The attack on school children, particularly on girls, is targeted at demoralising, not only the girl-child but also others from accessing education.”