The schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talatu-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state have been released.
Over 300 of the schoolgirls were kidnapped after gunmen invaded the school in the wee hours of the morning last Friday.
There was speculation about their release at the weekend, but the Zamfara state government dismissed the rumour as fake news.
But on Tuesday, the state government announced that the schoolgirls have been released.
Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity. This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe,” Bello Matawalle, the governor, tweeted.
The Jangebe abductions happened a few days after 27 schoolboys have kidnapped from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state.
Captives from both incidents have regain freedom.
Attacks targeting schools have become often since last December when schoolboys were kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state. They were released a few days later.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the Jangebe schoolgirls’ abduction will be the last of such abductions in the country.