President Bola Tinubu yesterday directed security agencies to rescue the remaining female students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, who were recently abducted by terrorists.

Around 3:00 a.m. on Friday, armed bandits breached at least three hostels in the school and led away several students, including females.

Friday’s abduction comes only five months after armed persons kidnapped at least two female students of the same university.

Within the same period, over 80 youths who went to the forest to pick firewood were kidnapped in Wanzamai village in Zamfara.

Zamfara has been a hotbed of terror in recent years with the provocative kidnap of 279 female students aged between 10 and 17 during a raid by armed bandits on February 26, 2021, from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe.

The incidents continue despite an existing no-fly zone imposed by former President Muhammadu Buhari over particular volatile areas.

During Friday’s abduction, personnel of the Nigerian army reportedly engaged the terrorists in a shootout and rescued six female students.

However, over 20 students remain in terrorist custody.

Condemning the reprehensible act, the President commiserated with all families directly impacted by the sad incident.


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