Breaking: Kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls released

Breaking: Kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls released

The kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released. The Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle

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The kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released.

The Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle confirmed the release of the abducted 279 schoolgirls.

“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,” Matawalle wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning.

The governor noted that against reports stating that 317 girls were abducted, only 279 were kidnapped when gunmen stormed the school on Friday at about 1 a.m.

It hasn’t be revealed yet if any ransome exchanged hands before the schoolgirls were released.

A few days ago, about seven of the abducted schoolgirls ‘miraculously’ found their way home according to a source from the town who told Channels Television.

The source confirmed that the girls returned home on their own as they claimed they maneuvered their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest, adding that more are expected back.