Hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted in the early hours of February 26, when armed men raided a state-run school in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria, the CNN website reports today (February 28, 2021).
The schoolgirls were taken from their hostels by gunmen who raided the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, a high-ranking government official told CNN.
A police officer was killed in the attack, according to the government official.
"They came on about 20 motorcycles and they marched the abducted girls into the forest," the source said. "The bandits arrived around 1:45 a,m. and they operated 'till about 3 a.m."