Seven out of the 317 schoolgirls abducted by bandits at Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state have escaped.
A source Jangebe town confirmed on Friday evening that the girls returned home from their captors.
The girls were abducted by suspected bandits in the early hours of Friday, February 26.
According to Channels TV, another source in the community confirmed that the girls returned home from their captors on Friday evening, February 26. He said they claimed they maneuvered their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest.
He said more of the girls have escaped and were being expected home.
Zailani Bappa, the spokesperson to the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, confirmed that the state government is working with security operatives to ascertain the details of the kidnap and ensure the kidnapped victims are freed.
A teacher in the school had told the BBC Hausa that about 300 female students were kidnapped.
The latest incident in Zamfara adds to the growing insecurity around the country.
The attack occurs about 10 days after over 40 students, staff members and parents were abducted by armed bandits from a school in Niger State. Those abducted in Niger were yet to be released at the time of this report.
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