- The abducted schoolgirls from Zamfara secondary school have gained their freedom
- This was disclosed by the governor of the state, Dr. Bello Matawalle, in an early morning tweet
- Recall that the state had recently dismissed speculation that the students have regained their freedom at the weekend
The Zamfara government has announced the release of over 300 schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talatu-Mafara local government area of the state.
Recall that there was speculation about their release at the weekend, but the Zamfara state government dismissed the rumour as fake news.
However, Dr. Bello Matawalle, the state governor, gave the good news in the early morning of Tuesday, March 2.
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Alhamdulillah! 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."
Recall Legit.ng had reported that some of the abducted female students allegedly escaped from their abductors.
Seven out of the 317 female students escaped from the bandits while trekking along the forest.
A source from Jangebe on Friday evening, February 26, said the girls have returned home, adding that the escaped students revealed more had also escaped and are expected back soon.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said the bandits he met with in Zamfara state are not the abductors of the schoolgirls in Government Secondary School, Jangebe.
He disclosed that the abduction was carried out by a splinter group of the Zamfara bandits.
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