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Schools in Nigerian state shut after mass kidnapping of students by gunmen


Updated 1:49 PM ET, Thu September 2, 2021

(CNN) Schools in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara State have been ordered closed after scores of students were kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday.

At least 73 students were abducted from a state-run high school in Zamfara’s Maradun district, local police said in a statement, adding that the high school was targeted by “armed bandits.”
“The abduction followed the invasion of the school by a large number of armed bandits,” according to Zamfara State Police Command.

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