The Zamfara State Governor, His Excellency, Bello Matawalle on Tuesday said while the state was in negotiation with abductors of Jangebe school girls, the armed men were offered money by unnamed persons not to release the girls.
Matawalle disclosed this while addressing the freed Jangebe school girls on Tuesday.
He said he would soon reveal the mystery behind the abduction of the girls adding that those instigating criminals should be careful.
The Governor said he talked to the relevant security agencies including the police, DSS and army to discreetly investigate the matter.
“I didn’t sleep for four days. We worked hard for days to ensure the safe return of the girls to their families. We are using kinetic and non-kinetic approaches, and the non-kinetic is working for us. If not, we wouldn’t have successfully negotiated the release of these girls, ” he said.