Zamfara State Government and the Nigeria Police have denied reports of the alleged release of the abducted 317 schoolgirls by their abductors
It would be recalled that 317students of Government Girls Science Secondary school Jangebe in Talata Mafara LGA of Zamfara state were abducted by armed bandits in a midnight raid three days ago.
Also, reports were rife on Sunday that the kidnapped schoolgirls had been released which was later denied.
Police said in a statement by its spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu:
“The attention of Zamfara Zamfara State Police Command has been drawn to the news currently trending on some online media platforms that the abducted students of Government Girls Science Secondary school Jangebe in Talata Mafara LGA have been released.
“From the records available to the Police Command, the abducted students have not been released. However, the Command in Collaboration with other security agencies and the state government are intensifying efforts that will lead to the safe rescue of the students.
“The Command urges members of the public to discontenance the story and further appealed to any person or group with any credible information about the abducted students to contact the following senior officers of the Command on their phone numbers so that together we can successfully rescue the students.
Commander 42 PMF Gusau 08034537596
Commander 78 PMF Maradun 08035318484
Commander Puff Adder Zamfara 08023161417
Commander CTU Base 18 Gusau 08037502638
O/C Intelligence, Gusau 08036525452
PPRO Zamfara 08091914752
“Members of the Press are enjoined to verify any information that comes their way before going to the public.”