The seventy five students of Government Day Secondary School Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State abducted about two weeks ago have regained freedom.
According to the BBC, a video in its possession shows Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle interracting with osme of the freed female students, asking them about the condition they found themselves while in captivity.
An official of the state said the students were released Sunday evening but the absence of telecommunication services delayed the relay of the information. He said security agents had to travel to Sokoto to be able to relay the message.
The authorities said the students were received Sunday evening at the Government House in Gusau, but they didn’t say how the the students were rescued.
The students were abducted two weeks ago when gunmen stormed their school in Kaya, Maradun LG of Zamfara State.
In the video, Matawalle was shown standing in front of a bus conveying some of the students. After they greeted him, the governor asked them whether they recognised him and they said no.
“So you don’t know Matawalle?” The students then laughed and responded, “no we know you”
“We are grateful. May Almighty Allah reward you,” the students said in unison.
The governor asked them whether they were beaten or harassed and they said no. “They only threatened to slaughter us,” they added.
Matawalle then went to the next bus conveying male students.