- The abducted schoolgirls of the Jangebe area of Zamfara state have been released
- Hafsat Anka, one of the freed abducted girls said the kidnappers threatened to kill their victims
- Anka noted that the captors wore military uniforms when they stormed their school
One of the freed abducted schoolgirls of Zamfara Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved, according to a report by PM News.
Hafsat stated that they trekked over a long distance from the school and had a stopover for some hours before they reached their destination.
“There was no clean water or good food, and we felt we had already spent years even though it was our first day and the bandits kept firing into the air to scare us."
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She said the bandits wore military uniforms and claimed they defeated the security officials by invading the school and successfully whisking the girls away.
Hafsat, who said she was happy for being rescued, pointed out that she would continue her studies but as a day student.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that hours after the release of the kidnapped 317 Jangebe students, Governor Bello Matawalle revealed how the girls were freed from their captors.
It was reported that the governor said on Tuesday, March 2, that while the state was in negotiation with kidnappers of the schoolgirls, the armed men were offered money by unnamed persons not to release the children.
Matawalle made the disclosure when he was addressing the freed Jangebe schoolgirls on Gusau, the state capital.
The governor said he would soon reveal the mystery behind the abduction of the girls, adding that those instigating criminals should be careful.
He said he talked to the relevant security agencies including the police, DSS and the army to discreetly investigate the matter.
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