By Abiola Olawale
The schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Jangebe, Zamfara state, have been freed after spending four days in captivity.
“I am happy to announce that the girls are free,” Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle reportedly confirmed the release to AFP.
“They have just arrived in the government house and are in good health.” The Governor added.
Bandits had abducted 317 female students during their attack on the GGSS, last Friday.
Yusuf Idris, media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, also confirmed that the girls were released in the early hours of Tuesday.
He stated that the 279 girls were released around 4:00 am on Tuesday and are already at the Zamfara Government House.
He also pleaded for more time to give details on the remaining 38 girls, who were not part of those that were freed.