Lagos: Hundreds of girls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria The incident took place in Jampara state on Friday morning. A total of 300 girls are studying at the secondary school where the kidnapping took place. Nasir Abdullah, a local, said his two daughters, aged 10 and 13, had been kidnapped. Another local said the militants attacked a nearby military camp and checkpost to prevent anyone from blocking them. Government sources say the kidnapping was carried out by a gang of bandits to secure the release of money and their imprisoned members. However, this is not the first time school girls have been abducted in Nigeria. Boko Haram, a jihadist organization, abducted 276 girls in 2014 from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State. More than a hundred girls are still being held hostage by the gang.