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Abducted Schoolgirls: Jangebe residents stage protest, attack vehicles, journalists

The residents, who stormed the streets in their hundreds along with women and children, used sticks and stones to attack vehicles and journalists.

• February 26, 2021
Jangebe
Jangebe on map used to illustrate the story

Some aggrieved residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara have taken to the streets in protests, ventilating their frustration on vehicles and visitors entering the village.

Over 300 female boarding students were abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe Friday morning.

They were taken to an unknown destination by armed gunmen who invaded the school in wee hours of the day.

Reacting to the development, the residents, who stormed the streets in their hundreds along with women and children, used sticks and stones to attack vehicles.

The angry mob attacked two vehicles conveying journalists from various media houses, including NAN, AIT, TVC, Channels and an online media Thunder Blowers whose cameraman was seriously wounded on his forehead and was rushed to Gusau, the state capital for treatment.

As of time of filing this report, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abutu Yaro, along with the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Dauran, were seen pacifying the protesters.

The officials were yet to make a statement as they made frantic efforts to mobilise into the affected town.

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