Kidnappers were offered money not to release Jangebe schoolgirls, says Gov Matawalle

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Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, has added a new dimension to his claim that he knew the identities of those behind the kidnap of the schoolgirls in Jangebe.

This time round, the governor alleged that while the state government was meeting minds with the kidnappers, some persons were paying the kidnappers not to release the schoolgirls.

Matawalle spoke on Tuesday. He was addressing the freed Jangebe schoolgirls

He said he would soon reveal the mystery behind the abduction of the girls.

He stated that those instigating criminals should be careful.

The governor has yet to take up the challenge by the Arewa Consultative Forum to reveal the identities of the criminals.

He 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.

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