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Zamfara Gov. indicts security guard, others in schoolgirls abduction

By News Desk

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has disclosed that the security guard of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, was complicit in last week abduction of about 300 students in school.

He explained that the said security guard aided the bandits in kidnapping the students through providing relevant information that aided their penetration into the school premises.

Matawalle, who did not reveal the identities of other personalities behind the abduction of the schoolgirls, said that the gunmen mentioned the security guard name while the students were in captivity.

Speaking on Wednesday during a popular Television programme, the governor said that the kidnappers singled out the guard man and some others who allegedly helped them in penetrating the school.

According to him, the children have mentioned that after releasing them, the bandits were telling them to greet the watchman for them. They even mentioned his name that he is the one who gave them the go-ahead to come, that he was involved.

“The security agents in the state are aware that when we were trying to rescue these children without paying ransom, other people were behind talking to them that money will be given to them that they shouldn’t release them to the state government.

“This is a complete sabotage for my government and we have a lot of intelligence on this and I am going to inform the relevant authorities.

“The children have mentioned the watchman of the school, that after releasing them, the bandits were telling them that they should greet the watchman for them, they even mentioned his name that he was the one who gave them the go-ahead to come, he was involved.

“They (the schoolgirls) have said this before the commissioner of police in Zamfara State. I assure Nigerians that investigation will be carried out and all the people involved will be known,” he said.

He, however, revealed that he was ready to explore all options in securing lives and property across the state, including tendering his resignation for peace and normalcy to be restored.

“I am ready to accept any solution that will bring security to my state. I am not intimidated. If I know that my resigning as a governor will make the people sleep with their two eyes closed, I can resign. I am ready to do what will bring security. I am not power-hungry. I have been having a sleepless night to protect the people of Zamfara State,” the statement said.

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