Terrorists struck today in a Government Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and kidnapped about 300 schoolgirls.
It was the fourth of such massive kidnap by terrorists in Northwest Nigeria, starting from the abduction last December of over 300 students from a government college in Kankara, Katsina state.
The latest kidnap in the girls school in Jangebe, in Talatu Mafara LGA, happened around 2 a.m today.
The gunmen stormed the school and herded the children away.
Scores of the terrorists were said to have overrun a military checkpoint close to the school before storming the school itself.
Several soldiers were said to have sustained injuries.
It was not clear whether some fatalities occurred.
It was confirmed that vigilantes are now on the heels of the kidnappers to rescue the schoolgirls.
Niger state has also experienced two of such kidnapping by terrorists.
On 14 February, 53 passengers of a bus coming from Kontagora to Minna were kidnapped, after the terrorists ambushed their bus.
The passengers, including children were freed following ransom payment.
On 17 February, 27 students and 15 others were also kidnapped in Kagara.
The captives are yet to be released.
And from the statement by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the terrorists are demanding ransom payment before releasing their victims.