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Bandits abduct 80 children in Zamfara


Bandits abduct 80 children in Zamfara

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At least 80 children have been abducted by bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The children, who are between the ages of 12 and 17, were kidnapped on Friday morning, according to BBC Hausa.

Some parents of the abducted children who spoke to the British media outlet said the victims were in the bush fetching firewood at about 8:00 a.m. when the assailants rounded them up and marched them away into the forest.

Bandits’ ramped up their activities in the troubled Zamfara despite several government intervention to tackle the criminal activity. Hundreds of schoolchildren have been kidnapped and some later released upon payment of ransom.

The abductors are yet to reach the parents to make any demands as of the time BBC reported the kidnap.