Abducted Jangebe schoolgirls not yet released – Zamfara govt
The students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, are still with their captors, the state government has clarified reports emerging.
Recall that a government official confirmed their release to Channels Television on Sunday as monitored by WITHIN NIGERIA.
However, Yusuf Idris, media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle, said on Sunday that efforts were still ongoing to secure their release, PREMIUMTIMES reports.
He made the clarification following media reports that the girls had regained freedom.
Mr Idris said the governor had just concluded a meeting with traditional rulers in the state at Government House, Gusau, towards ensuring safe return of the students.
The commissioner of police in the state, Abutu Yaro, also said the girls were yet to be released.
“I want to call the attention of the good people of Zamfara State, they should disregard any fake news regarding the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe by one national daily. It’s not true. But, Alhamdulillah, the state government and securities are their trying their best,” he said in a short message he made available to our reporter.
The governor’s spokesperson, Mr Idris, also urged the public to ignore the media reports that the students had been released, calling on the parents and residents of the state to pray for the safe return of the students.
“The state government is committed for safe return of the students sooner or later, we should please exercise patience,” the official said.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara Council of Chiefs has described the abduction of the female students from Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Jangabe as a calculated attempt to destabilise the nation.
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