Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has said that he played a key role in the release of 344 school boys abducted from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State.
Explaining his role in the release of the boys, Matawalle said the Kankara schoolboys were released in his state before went back to Katsina.
He explained that immediately after the abduction, the state government contacted the repentants bandits played a vital role in the negotiations and the eventual release of the boys.
He said, “As soon as the (Kankara) boys were kidnapped, we stepped in. We reached out to repentant bandits in the state. Negotiations were made and that was how they were released. The boys were released in Zamfara before they were moved to Katsina.”
Acccording to him, the state has been much safer since he assumed office in May 2019.
“Ever since I assumed power as the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, my priority has been on how to secure Zamfara State from its immediate past position of being ‘the most dangerous state to visit or leave’ due to the waves of attacks, killings, maiming, kidnappings, cattle rustling as well as the vandalisation of public property and assets that bedeviled the state,” he stated..