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100 students, teachers feared kidnapped in Zamfara

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No fewer than 100 students and dozens of teachers were reportedly abducted yesterday when gunmen stormed Government Day Secondary School, Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
 
Maradun is the hometown of Governor Bello Matawalle.

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It was learned that the abduction took place when a prayer session on the current insecurity challenges facing the state was being held at the Emir of Gusau’s palace with the governor in attendance.
 
A resident, who demanded anonymity, said the bandits stormed the school premises around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday when school was in progress.
 
“As soon as they entered the school, they began to shoot indiscriminately and kidnapped over 100 students and dozens of teachers on the spot.
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“As I am talking to you now, we cannot ascertain how many students. Both male and female and their teachers, were kidnapped during the attack but we saw over 100 students, including some of their teachers, were taken by the bandits to an unknown destination,” he said.
 
As of the time of filing the report, the police and the state government could not confirm the incident.

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