By Ayo Kehinde
The Zamfara State government and the state Command of the Nigeria Police Force have denied reports in some news medium that the abducted 317 female students of Govt. Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
The government and the police command in the state on Sunday, in separate statements denied the reports and said efforts are still ongoing to secure the release of the girls who were kidnapped on Friday, February 26, 2021.
Urging the media to be careful in publishing unconfirmed stories as they would hurt the feelings of the victim’s parents and hurt investigation, Gov. Matawallen Maradun said him and his aides have since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen been working round the clock making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
According to JAamilu Iliyasy Bmagaji, Press Secretary, office of the governor in a statement,”The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released”
The police which released the phone numbers of key officials in the state which informants could use to contact the Force, states that ” From the records available to the Police Command, the abducted students have not been released. However, the Command in collaboration with other security agencies and the state government are intensifying efforts that will lead to the safe rescue of the students,” said the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu in a statement on Sunday.
He said; “The Command urges members of the public to discountenance the story and further appealed to any person or group with any credible information about the abducted students to contact the following senior officers of the Command on their phone numbers so that together we can successfully rescue the students.
The number of relevant number of officers informants can use if they have information that can help to locate the kidnapped girls
Commander 42 PMF Gusau 08034537596
Commander 78 PMF Maradun 08035318484
Commander Puff Adder Zamfara 08023161417
Commander CTU Base 18 Gusau 08037502638
O/C Intelligence, Gusau 08036525452
PPRO Zamfara 08091914752