School watchman was involved in Jangebe students’ abduction, says Gov Matawalle


Governor Bello Matawalle has disclosed that the watchman of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Jangebe in Talata-Mafara LGA was involved in the abduction of the girls last month.

The Zamfara State Governor made the disclosure while appearing on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme.

Matawalle said the students alleged that the bandits told them that their watchman gave them the go-ahead to come.

He said, “Even the watchman of the school…. The children have mentioned that when they were there; after releasing them, the bandits were telling them (the schoolgirls) to greet the watchman for them.

“They even mentioned his name that he is the one who gave them the go-ahead to come, so he was involved.

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“They have said this in front of the commissioner of police in Zamfara state. An investigation will be carried out and all people involved will be known.”

Meanwhile, the governor has imposed a dusk-to-down curfew on Jangebe community following the violence that erupted shortly after the delivery of the freed Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara State.

Jangebe has been troubled following the abduction of 279 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe town last Friday, who were later freed.

Speaking through the state’s Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Anka, the state government said the community market had been closed till further notice.

The statement reads in part: “Sequel to unfortunate civil disobedience which took place at Jangebe town after the return of the released schoolchildren, the Zamfara State Government has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jangebe town starting from Wednesday, 3 March 2021. This is to prevent any further breach of peace.

“Similarly, there is strong discovered evidence of market activities in the town that aid and abet bandits’ activities in the town and neighbouring communities. Consequently, all market activities in the town are hereby suspended until further notice.

“The state government is poised to ensure the safety of lives and properties of its citizens at all cost. With this announcement, the Zamfara State Police Command is hereby enjoined to ensure total enforcement.”


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