– The return of the abducted Jangebe students to their school has led to another round of violence
– The violence broke out when some angry parents of the schoolgirls disrupted the event organised to welcome the students and forcefully take their kids away
– At least one person has been reported dead while many were injured in the violence
Violence has broken out in Jangebe, the community in Zamafara state where hundreds of schoolgirls were recently abducted by bandits.
The state government had taken the students for counselling and rehabilitation after regaining freedom from the armed bandits.
Pandemonium, however, broke out when the students were taken back to Jangebe to reunite them with their family members on Wednesday, March 3.
Legit.ng gathers that some anxious parents disrupted the speech of Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya, the speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly, and forcefully took their daughters away.
The schoolgirls, who arrived at the school in the evening, were seated in the examination hall and were being addressed by the speaker when the parents broke into the hall and 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian government has imposed a no-fly zone in Zamfara as part of efforts to tackle the security challenges in the state.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno disclosed on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has banned mining activities in Zamfara to stop the rising insecurity.
He said the president had ordered the ministry of defence to deploy a massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy in the state.
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