The Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Matawalle has announced that the kidnapped schoolgirls of the Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, have been released after being kidnapped last week.
The Governor disclosed this in a statement on social media on Tuesday, citing that the state scaled “several hurdles laid against our efforts.”
“It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity.
“This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe,” the Governor said.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported last weekend that armed bandits kidnapped a significant number of students at the Girls Secondary School, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
- The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Abutu Yaro confirmed that 317 female students of the Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe were kidnapped.
- President Muhammadu Buhari reacted by stating that the Federal Government will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students in the expectation of huge ransom payments.