279 Abducted Secondary School Girls Released
The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Metawalle has notified the public of the release of the 279 Students who were abducted from their boarding school in Jangebe village on Friday, February 26th, 2021.
‘I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe’ He said.
Kidnapping has now become a regular occurrence in the northern part of Nigeria as there have been similar recorded case such the Over 40 students kidnapped by attackers from their boarding school in the North-Central Nigeria as well as the 24 Students, Six Staff and Eight relatives released after being Abducted on February 17th from The Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State. In 2014, Nigeria experienced one of it’s most dreadful kidnapping case as 276 girls were abducted by the Jihadist rebels of Boko Haram from their Secondary Schooling Chibok, Borno State which gave rise to the #Bringbackourgirls Campaign.
Subsequent to these, research has it that most kidnappers, armed groups locally called ‘Bandicts’ major on school environment so as to place a random for the release of the children but in the case of the 279 students, Government has denied paying any form of random though its not clear how the release of the students was secured.
Speaking to the AP. One of the girls recounted her experience on the night of the Abduction.
‘We were sleeping at night when suddenly, we started hearing gunshots. They were shouting endlessly. We got out of our beds and people said we should run, that they were thieves.’ The Officials put an an to the interview before her name could be disclosed.
Making a pledge to Nigerians, President Buhari twitted
‘We are working hard to bring an end to the grim and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping’ He also called out to communities to put hands on deck to help nip further Criminal plans in the Country.