ide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has confirmed all 317 schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara local Government Area of Zamfara State were released.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the Jangebe schoolgirls were released on Sunday and were received at the palace of the Emir of Anka waiting transportation to Gusau, the State capital.
Onochie, giving the update on the release of the schoolgirls, thanked men and women of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). She also expressed thanks to the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle for the release of the schoolgirls.
“317 kidnapped Jangebe School girls have been released safely. Kudos to the men and women of our @HQNigerianArmy and the @PoliceNG
“Well done too, to the Governor and the Chief Security Officer of Zamfara State. When all the states work well, the nation is better of,” Onochie tweeted, following the release of the schoolgirls.
317 kidnapped Jangebe School girls have been released safely.
Well done too, to the Governor and the Chief Security Officer of Zamfara State.
When all the states work well, the nation is better of. pic.twitter.com/G4v6Xsip8s
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) February 28, 2021
At the time of filing this report, it is not clear how much was paid as ransom for the release of the Jangebe schoolgirls.
Recall the Jangebe schoolgirls, 317 of them, were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in the early hours of Friday.
On December 11th, 2020 bandits took 303 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina into captivity.
On February 17, bandits kidnapped 41 students and staff of the Government Science Secondary, Kagara, Niger State.
The 317 schoolgirls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe is the latest in a series of attacks carried out by bandits on schools across the Northern parts of Nigeria.