Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has alleged that the watchman of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangbede, and other people were involved in the kidnap and continued detention of over 300 schoolgirls recently released.
Matawalle said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Wednesday.
He revealed that repentant bandits helped negotiate with unrepentant ones to help secure the release of the girls.
When quizzed on the forces behind the kidnap, he said, “The security agents in the state are aware that when we were trying to rescue these children without paying ransom, other people were behind talking to them that money will be given to them that they shouldn’t release them to the state government.
“This is a complete sabotage for my government and we have a lot of intelligence on this and I am going to inform the relevant authorities.
“The children have mentioned the watchman of the school, that after releasing them, the bandits were telling them that they should greet the watchman for them, they even mentioned his name that he was the one who gave them the go-ahead to come, he was involved.
“They (the schoolgirls) have said this before the commissioner of police in Zamfara State.
“I assure Nigerians that investigation will be carried out and all the people involved will be known.”