Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has fingered the watchman of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, where about 300 students were abducted last week, of being involved in the incident.
He also said that remorseful bandits had spoken with their unremorseful peers and were able to guarantee the release of the school girls.
Matawalle spoke on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.
The governor had mentioned that Nigerians would be shocked to know the people involved in the mass abduction.
When asked to reveal the identities of the people behind the abduction, Matawalle said, “The security agents in the state are aware that when we were trying to rescue these children without paying ransom, other people were behind talking to them that money will be given to them that they shouldn’t release them to the state government.
This is a complete sabotage for my government and we have a lot of intelligence on this and I am going to inform the relevant authorities.”
The children have mentioned the watchman of the school was involved in the abduction. They said that the abductors had told them to send their regards to him, even calling his name and saying that he was the one that informed them of when to go ahead with the abduction.
The the schoolgirls have said this before the commissioner of police in Zamfara State.
“I assure Nigerians that investigation will be carried out and all the people involved will be known.” the state governor said.