ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- About 80 children have been abducted by bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Friday.
BBC Hausa reports that the abducted children are between the ages of 12 and 17.
Some parents of the abducted children who spoke to the British broadcasting outfit disclosed that the incident happened when the victims were in the bush fetching firewood at about 8:00 a.m.
According to them, the assailants rounded them up and marched them away into the forest.
The abductors are yet to reach the parents to make any demands as of the time BBC reported the kidnap.
Bandits’ activities have refused to subsid in Zamfara despite several interventions by the government to stem the criminal activity.
It was learnt that hundreds of schoolchildren have been kidnapped and some later released upon payment of ransom.