Finally!!! 279 abducted Jangebe schoolgirls regains freedom

…President Buhari reacts

The kidnapped female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara have been released.

Governor Bello Matawale who received them on Tuesday morning at Government House Gusau noted that the actual number of the abductees is 279 and they are all back hale and hearty.

Matawale who revealed this via his official Twitter handle, Matawalle said, “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.”

“We are happy that all 279 have safely returned, they will undergo medical checks and given balanced diets to recuperate by the state government before they are handed back to their respective families.

“I want to appeal to parents not to remove their children from school as a result of this, we will ensure additional security in all the schools.

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“We thank all media outlets for their support throughout these trying times,” the governor said.

The girls were abducted on Friday by bandits who stormed their school on motorcycles and Hilux vehicles.

Meanwhile,President Buhari in a tweet on Tuesday morning said: “I join the affected families and the people of Zamfara State in welcoming and celebrating the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe. This news bring overwhelming joy. I am pleased that their ordeal has come to a happy end without any incident”.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had attributed rising insecurity in the country to activities of criminals, who are bent on embarrassing the Federal Government, insisting that the recently reorganized national security architecture will end the menace.

Sirika, who spoke with journalists after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said Nigerians would soon experience relief, especially with the appointment of new security chiefs.

His words: “The Federal Government is doing everything possible to stop criminality in the country and by special grace of God, the recent abduction of school children in Niger State should be the last Nigeria will experience.

“There may be the possibility that some people will try to embarrass government, but government has the resources to give the best security.”