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US condemns Zamfara abduction, urges Buhari to ‘immediately’ ensure release of schoolgirls

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The United States, on Friday, condemned the violent kidnapping of over 300 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State.

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who tweeted this on her verified Twitter handle,  urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do all he can within his powers to secure the release of the girls.

She said the Nigerian Government must come hard on kidnappers within the confines of the law.

She Tweeted: “The United States condemns the violent kidnapping of over 300 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Nigeria. The girls must be returned to their families immediately and those responsible for this attack held accountable to the full extent of the law.”

Recall that the Zamfara Police Command had confirmed the abduction of the girls but vowed to secure their release.

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