- Zamafarastate government has reopened markets in Jangebe community
- The government made this decision on Thursday, April 2
- Ibrahim Dosara, the state's commissioner for information, advised residents to go about their lives without fear
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Life, as it used to be, has returned to some parts of Zamfara after fear of insecurity trailed the last case of kidnap in the state.
Weeks after some persons were kidnapped by armed bandits in the Jangege area of the state, the government has relaxed the curfew and reopened markets in the community, TVC News reports.
This announcement was made by the state commissioner for information, Ibrahim Dosara, on Thursday, April 2.
Dosara urged residents in the area go about their normal daily businesses without fear of being attacked by gunmen or any criminal element.
The commissioner also charged security operatives to provide security for peoples in all market places.
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 evening, March 3.
Governor Matawalle said he secured the release of the students through the repentant bandits in the state. He explained that the repentant bandits were used to engage with the kidnappers of the schoolgirls and eventually secure their release.
The Zamfara state governor noted that there are some bandits in the state who rejected his peace accord. He, however, said there are those who have repented and are working with the security agencies to make sure that the state was safe.
Governor Matwalle’s remarks come a week after some armed bandits stormed the Jangebe school and abducted the schoolgirls. After spending about four days in the den of the bandits, the students were eventually released on Tuesday, March 2.
Recall that there was a sort of drama in Zamfara as formerly abducted Jangebe students were reunited with their family members on Wednesday, March 3.