- The ceremony in which Jangebe female students were handed over to their families was disrupted on Wednesday, March 3
- The event was cut short by some aggrieved miscreants who showed up and caused confusion
- It was gathered that parents of the rescued girls had to forcefully take their children from the scene for safety
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There was a sort of drama in Zamfara as formerly abducted Jangebe students were reunited with their family members on Wednesday, March 3.
TVC News reports that during a state-sponsored ceremony in which the girls were handed over to their families, some miscreants caused chaos.
The unidentified persons were said to have thrown stones at the venues, forcing the parents of the students to take their children from the place before the event came to a close.
The media house revealed that the thugs consisted of angry youths and parents of rescued students.
Meanwhile, the governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, had revealed how the hundreds of students kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Jangebe, were released.
Contrary to the insinuations in some quarters, Governor Matawalle said no ransom was paid to secure the release of the students. He stated this on Wednesday.
Matawalle said he secured the release of the students through the repentant bandits in the state who were used to engage with the kidnappers of the schoolgirls and eventually secure their release.
The Zamfara state governor noted that there were some bandits in the state who rejected his peace accord.
He, however, said there were those who have repented and are working with the security agencies to make sure that the state was safe.
In another development, the Ruwan Tofa town in Maru local government area of Zamfara was on Wednesday, March 3, attacked by some gunmen who succeeded in kidnapping 60 villagers in their deadly operation.
The criminals also razed a lot of cars, properties including houses worth many millions of naira.
A resident who spoke with journalists claimed although no casualty has been recorded, almost half of the town was burnt down while residents have all fled the area.
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