By Musa Sunusi Ahmad

The abducted Jangebe school girls in Zamfara have been released.

Announcing their release this morning, Governor Bello Matawalle said the actual number of the students abducted is 279.

He said nothing was paid as ransom to secure their release.

Matawalle said the students returned healthy adding that himself and his wife were at hand to receive them.

Asked if ransom was paid, the Governor said about 30 repentant bandits were instead used in the negotiations which led to the release of the school girls.

He said with the development at Zamfara, it is a challenge for the federal government to strengthen the number and capacity of the Nigerian security agents since the existing number is inadequate.

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