More than 300 schoolgirls are feared to have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Nigeria’s north-western Zam-fara state.
Security officers have been dispatched to the town where the girls were seized early this morning.
Local officials have confirmed the attack but have not given any further details.
This is the latest mass abduction targeting schools in recent weeks. Armed gangs often seize schoolchildren for ransom.