Hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

Kidnappers have abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, the state governor’s spokesman said on Friday.

This is the second such kidnappings in less than two weeks in Nigeria’s north, where armed militants are surging which is being caused by dwindling security.

A teacher said that at least 300 learners were abducted by gunmen during Friday morning attack.

Officials at the United Nations are demanding the ‘immediate’ release of schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria’s Zamfara State.

According to United Nations, 317 schoolgirls are believed to have been abducted earlier today.

Last week, unidentified gunmen killed a student in a night of attack on a boarding school in the north-central of Nigerian state of Niger, kidnapping 42 people, including 27 students. The hostages are yet to be released.