Hundreds of girls were kidnapped in the West African country, Nigeria’s Zamfara state, in an attack by gunmen on a boarding school
According to the information obtained from local sources by the AA reporter, gunmen, whose identity has not been determined yet, attacked the State High School for Girls in the province’s Jangebe region in the early hours of the morning.
Hundreds of girls were kidnapped and many students managed to escape.
No statement has been made about the incident yet.
In Nigeria, gunmen attacked the boarding school in Kagara district in Niger state on 17 February, kidnapping 27 students and 15 civilians, including 3 teachers, and killing 2 students.
The state of Zamfara has been the scene of violent clashes between the Fulani, who have been engaged in animal husbandry, and some of the farming tribes for 5 years.
Fulani, who migrated to the south of the country to graze their animals, claims that the farmers tried to steal their livestock and attacked them.
Approximately 2 thousand people lost their lives due to the conflicts in the region, thousands of people had to leave their homes.
Led by Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, the 2019 two groups signed a peace agreement that would end their conflict, and more than 2,000 gang members laid down their weapons.