The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, says those who abducted the schoolgirls from Government Secondary School, Jangebe are of Hausa and Fulani ethnicity.
Matawalle, who had vowed to unmask those behind the mass kidnapping, said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday.
He said, “They say most of them are Hausa and some of them are Fulani. In fact, they even asked the school children to pray for them. So, they say they are of different entities contrary to the thought that they are all Fulani.
“Some reporters have interviewed some of the girls who have identified some of these guys (kidnappers). In fact, one of the girls told us that she knows one of them who is Hausa and used to come to Jangebe market. She promised that any time he comes to Jangebe market she will be able to identify him and point him out to the security.”
The Jangebe schoolgirls had been abducted on Friday by bandits who stormed their school on motorcycles and Hilux vehicles.
They were however released on Tuesday, with the Zamfara State government claiming that no ransom was paid.