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Abducted Jangebe school girls released, return to Gusau

Abducted Jangebe school girls released, return to Gusau

Students abducted from their school in Jangebe arrived Gusau at 5am Tuesday morning on a bus, four days after they were taken hostage.

Their return comes amidst tight negotiation and rescue efforts.
They arrived the Government House in Gusau on a bus.

Governor Bello Matawalle told the girls to take their ordeal in “good faith” and that “the enemies” would be shamed.

The girls were taken hostage on Friday when armed invaded Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Marafa council area of Zamfara.

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The number of those kidnapped was put at 317.

A first 279 were released by their kidnappers at 4am on Tuesday, and driven on a bus to Government House, Gusau.

Another 38 girls remain unaccounted for.

The abduction comes just two weeks after armed bandits abducted dozens of students and staff from a boys school in Kagara, Niger.

The boys were freed on Saturday morning, a day after the abduction of Jangebe girls.

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