WORLD Aerial surveillance launched for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls


Aerial surveillance launched for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls


13:22, February 27, 2021

A student wearing a protective face mask washes her hands, as schools reopen in Nigeria amid the coronavirus-disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Abuja, Nigeria January 18, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

The Nigerian police said on Friday they were launching aerial surveillance to search for the schoolgirls who were kidnapped in the country's northwestern state of Zamfara.

A total of 317 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe town of Zamfara were abducted in the early hours of Friday.

Calling the incident "barbaric and callous," a spokesperson for the police said two surveillance helicopters had been deployed to ensure the success of the ongoing operation to rescue them.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue