Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday noted that those who kidnapped the schoolgirls from Government Secondary School, Jangebe are of Hausa and Fulani ethnicity.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain stated this while speaking on Channels TV on Wednesday.
The Governor said, “They say most of them are Hausa and some of them are Fulani. In fact, they even asked the school children to pray for them. So, they say they are of different entities contrary to the thought that they are all Fulani.”
“Some reporters have interviewed some of the girls who have identified some of these guys (kidnappers). In fact, one of the girls told us that she knows one of them who is Hausa and used to come to the Jangebe market. She promised that any time he comes to Jangebe market she will be able to identify him and point him out to the security.”
Recall that the schoolgirls were released on Tuesday without any ransom paid days after they abducted by bandits.
Matawalle while receiving the girls had said, “This is the result of our peace effort, putting to shame all those saying there is no security in this country.”
“We have been in discussion since Friday with the abductors and reached an agreement on Monday by 4 pm that the girls were released.”
In a related development, a clash between parents of the schoolgirls abducted last week and security agents have left one person dead and many others injured in Jangebe, Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the Zamfara State Government had taken the schoolgirls for counselling and rehabilitation after they had regained freedom from bandits.
Source: Naija News