The Zamfara State government has debunked media reports that hundreds of abducted students from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, has been released.
The students numbering over three hundred were kidnapped by armed bandits early Friday morning.
Yusuf Idris, media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle, made the rebuttal in a Sunday statement.
“I want to call the attention of the good people of Zamfara State, they should disregard any fake news regarding the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe by one national daily,” Mr Idris said, adding that: “It’s not true. But, Alhamdulillah, the state government and securities are their trying their best.”
The governor’s spokesman urged parents to be patient with the government which is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safe return of the abductees.
“The state government is committed for safe return of the students sooner or later, we should please exercise patience,” the official added.