75 abducted Zamfara pupils freed
The abducted pupils of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, Maradun council of Zamfara State have been freed.
They were abducted from the school on September 1.
Governor Bello Matawalle announced their release after the Commissioner of Police Ayuba Elkanah presented the pupils to him at Government House, Gusau, on Sunday.
A number of measures have been taken by the authorities to ensure the North-west is safe.
While the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) ordered telecommunications providers to suspend services in Zamfara, some governors ordered the closure of markets from where bandits could get food supplies.
A student who escaped the bandits’ camp, narrated how they were given a bottle of water for 70 of them to share.
APC chieftain in the state Alhaji Abdullahi Shinkafi has applauded security agents for rescuing the released pupils.
The governor said the state government in collaboration with the security agencies were strategising to secure life and property in the state.