The joyful reunion of children and parents on Wednesday March 3, quickly turned sour as security official shot and killed at least 4 people.

The 279 kidnapped Zamfara school girls, had been in the care of the state government in the capital of Gusau receiving medical treatment before being handed over to the school.

Anxious parents were outraged by the delay after officials’ insisted that the girls be marched into the dinning hall first, and then be handed over to the local chief of Anka district, Attahiru Ahmad Anka before their parents got access to them.

Chaos ensued as parents marched into the hall snatching up their children amid tears and hugs to the consternation of officials present. The matter was further aggravated as crowds pelted regional parliament speaker Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya as he made his way out of the village. Security forces responded by opening fire at them, killing several.

Despite the tragedy, students and parents alike, expressed joy at the release of the school girls 5 days after their kidnap on Friday 26 of February.


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