ncredible tales are putting a lie to the burnished image negotiators and self-appointed public relations officers are giving bandits as stories by freed abductees and students paint a picture of monsters.
The stories are coming just as many are wondering if media houses were not right in reporting their release last Sunday. “The girls looked touched up, with new uniforms, all that within a few hours after their release, something does not add up,” a source said.
Nevertheless, the stories by freed girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe is heart-rending. One of them in tears, Hafsatu Anka, an SS II student said they were laid in trenches littered with human feaces.
“They walked us on foot where some of us got dislocated on their foot, they would pray as Muslims but never allowed us to pray and they fed us with rice in which they put sand after cooking,”
She added, as many have confirmed in the past, that hundreds were still being kept in the bandits camp.
Earlier this Tuesday, Governor Bello Matawalle, confirmed the release of not less than 279 students of the Jangebe school kidnapped last Friday by armed bandits.
It still remained unclear where exactly the abducted school girls were brought from to Gusau about 5:00 a.m on Tuesday. Reports on Sunday said they were released from a forest in Anka and taken to the palace of the Emir of Anka.
But the heavy joint security personnel, according to media reports were led by State Commissioner of Police CP Abutu Yaro.
The students are currently at Government House Council Chamber being reviewed by the Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle and his Wife, Hajiya Aisha Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
Gov Matawalle said no ransom was paid for the girls adding that repentant bandits helped security agencies in the operation leading to the rescue of schoolgirls after reaching agreements with abductors
The relief in Zamfara, notwithstanding, embattled residents, it was gathered, want their Governor to declare those behind the abduction, after his claim, on Sunday, that he knew them.