The over 300 kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State were reported to have regained freedom from their abductors and that measures were being concluded to facilitate their transportation to Gusau, the state capital.
Meanwhile, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Culture, Suleiman Anka, has debunked the reports, saying the schoolgirls were yet to be released by their abductors.
Sources said that the abducted schoolgirls were currently at the palace of Emir of Anka and getting set to be moved to the state capital for full debriefing among others before being released to their families and loved ones.
The students were kidnapped by gunmen around 1 a.m on Friday during an attack on the school sited within the Talata-Mafara local government area of the state.
It was learnt that about 317 female boarding school students were taken away from their dormitories by the bandits during the attack that lasted for several minutes.
The commissioner, Anka, in a statement posted on his social media handle on Sunday, the commissioner said that Governor Bello Matawalle-led state government were exploring all options in ensuring safe rescue of the schoolgirls.
“I want to call the attention of good people of Zamfara State, they should disregard any fake news regarding the release of abducted students of GGSS Jangebe by one national daily, it’s not true. But Alhamdulillah the state government and securities are there trying their best,” the post read.