We were almost raped by our abductors says Jangebe schoolgirl
One of the victims of last Friday’s Zamfara Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, abduction, Hafsat Anka has disclosed how some of their abductors were stopped from raping them by their leader.
Hafsat, while narrating her ordeal at the Government House Gusau shortly after regaining freedom said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
She said they trekked over a long distance from the school, had a stopover for some hours before they reached their destination.
“There was no clean water or good food, and we felt we had already spent years even though it was our first day and the bandits kept firing into the air to scare us.
“They were very young boys with on one elder they called Kasalle or Yaya who gave them instructions, and he was the one that stopped them from touching any of us,” Hafsat stated.
According to her, the bandits wore military uniforms and claimed they defeated the security officials by invading the school and successfully whisking the girls away.
Hafsat, who said she was happy for being rescued, pointed out that she would continue her studies but as a day student.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “overwhelming joy” over the release of abducted schoolgirls.
“I join the families and people of Zamfara in welcoming and celebrating the release of these traumatized female students.” President Buhari said in a tweet.
President Buhari said he was excited that their ordeal came to a happy end without any incident, adding that “being held in captivity is an agonizing experience not only for the victims, but also their families and all of us.”
However, while celebrating the release of the students, the president called for greater vigilance by the people so that human intelligence could be collected early enough to nip the bandits’ plans in the bud.
According to him, the time has come to reverse, completely, the grim and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping.
We are working hard to bring an end to these grim and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping. The Military and the Police will continue to go after kidnappers. They need the support of local communities in terms of human intelligence that can help nip criminal plans in the bud.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 2, 2021