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Zamfara: Father Of Abducted Jangebe Student Regains Freedom

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The father of one of the schoolgirls that were kidnapped by bandits in Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, who has been in captivity also has regained freedom.

Naija News had earlier reported that a 14-year-old schoolgirl disclosed that she met her father and elder sister abducted three months ago in the kidnappers’ den.

The schoolgirl who was identified as Habiba Iliyasi said her father warned her to pretend she doesn’t know them or they would be killed.

The victim who is from Gwaram village in Anka local government area of the state after their release from the bandits’ den said her father was blindfolded.

Iliya Gwaram after his release on Monday narrated his experience to journalists after he regained freedom from his abductors.

Gwaram while speaking at the Government House, Gusau around 9 p.m. on Monday, noted that he directed his daughter not to show any indication that she knew him.

It was gathered that Gwaram was rescued along with nine other victims, including nursing mothers and three toddlers, driven in a heavily guarded motorcade.

I have been in captivity with these other people for more than three months; on that Friday morning, l saw the school girls being brought into where we were camped by our abductors.”

“At first, l didn’t know who they were or where they were coming from until l saw the face of my scared daughter looking at me.”

“I quickly told some of the girls who were brought along with her and sat near me to tell my child not to show any indication that she even knew me.”

“The girls were brave enough and they kept our little secret up to the last day of their four days stay with us.”

“l never cried in the whole of my life like l cried the day the girls were taken back because l felt it was the last time l would see my daughter.”

“Fortunately and unknown to me, my daughter informed Gov. Matawalle of our whereabouts and the poor health conditions we were, which led to our freedom today as facilitated by the governor and his security people,” he said.

Gwaram further revealed that his daughter would continue with her education.

“If she wasn’t educated, she would have exposed me when she saw me and that would have put the two of us in danger.”

“I thank God for that and l will continue to pray that such a thing never happens to even my worst enemy,” Gwaram added.



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