Pope Francis Sunday condemned the kidnap of 317 schoolgirls from Jangebe Girls Secondary School, Zamfara State, North Central Nigeria.
Glamtush earlier reported that suspected bandits stormed the school and abducted the students.
Reacting to the development, Pope Francis said he joins the Bishops of Nigeria to condemn the kidnap of the girls by bandits.
“I join my voice to that of the Bishops of Nigeria to condemn the vile kidnapping of the 317 girls, taken away from their school in Jangebe.
“I am praying for these girls so they might return home soon. I am near to their families,” he said.