One person shot dead, many injured as the reunion of abducted Zamfara students with their parents turn bloody


Violence has broken out in Jangebe, the community in Zamfara state where hundreds of schoolgirls were recently abducted by bandits.

The reunion ceremony of the 279 abducted students of Government Girls Junior Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state and their parents on Wednesday March 3, turned bloody after military officers allegedly fired shots at the agitated parents, killing one person while two other persons sustained serious gunshot injuries and have been rushed to the hospital.

The schoolgirls, who arrived at the school in the evening, were seated in the examination hall and were being addressed by the speaker when parents who were angry that the reunion ceremony was unnecessarily too long  to reunite with their children, started insulting the dignitaries present at the event. The speaker and commissioners attending the event quickly left. The youths in the community also reportedly threw stones at security operatives who were firing shots to disperse the crowd that was waiting outside the school. A young man stained blood and was seen being held by other youths at the scene, Daily Trust reported.

It was in the moment of the chaos that the military allegedly pulled their trigger, killing one person. Two others sustained gunshot wounds. One of the injured persons is a boy who had come to the school with his father to reunite with his sister who was abducted by the bandits.

The state government nor security agents are yet to comment on the development.

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