The Zamfara State Government has said the number of students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, is unknown.
Naija News had reported how gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded the school around 1am on Friday and reportedly led over 300 students into the bush.
But speaking with Daily Trust, Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Anka, said the exact number of abducted students is yet to be ascertained.
He said: “We are yet to verify the exact number of the students kidnapped. Security operatives have launched a manhunt for the criminals.”
“They went to the school with vehicles. Some of the girls were made to trek. We are on top of the situations as all contacts and efforts are being made to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls.”
The abduction happened hours after the state government said some repentant bandits had surrendered their arms.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has been pushing for a dialogue with bandits for peace to reign.