Minister decries abduction of 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara

•Seeks end to unabated abduction of students

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has condemned in totality the abduction of hundreds of female students in the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, by suspected bandits, in the early hours of Friday, 26th February, 2021.

In a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, the Minister said the abduction happened barely few weeks after terrorists abducted students of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State.

The Minister expressed concern over the frequent abduction of innocent school children in the country.

She described the act as regrettable, inhuman and traumatic and should be condemned at all levels.

Farouq stands in solidarity with the parents and guardians of the children and prayed for the safety and immediate release of their wards.

She assured the parents of Federal Government determination in securing the safe release of their children.

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