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Breaking News: 279 Freed Zamfara school girls (out of 317) arrive Govt. House

The freed Zamfara Schoolgirls have arrived at the State Government House in the capital city, Gusau.

The girls arrived there in the early hours of Tuesday, hence they had breakfast shortly after and are scheduled to visit the hospital for checks before a reunion with their families.

Some of the freed Girls

It would be recalled that, 317  girls were abducted last Friday from their boarding school, the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The Governor, Bello Matawalle, however, put the number of girls recovered at 279, leaving about 31 still unaccounted for, as seven of the girls had earlier escaped from their captors.

Governor Matawalle said the 279 were released with the help of repentant bandits without any ransom paid.

Their abduction is the latest in a series of increasing abductions witnessed in the country within the last three months.


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