Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday disclosed that repentant bandits assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the rescue of Jangebe school girls.
Governor Matawalle while reacting to the development said the girls were released without paying any ransom.
He further stated that the agreement to release the schoolgirls was reached on Monday by 4 pm.
Matawalle said, “This is the result of our peace effort and putting to shame all those saying there is no security in this country.”
“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.”
“We thank all media outlets for their support throughout these trying times.”
Matawalle also congratulated the parents of the victims and Nigerians for the safe return of the girls.