Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has claimed that the government did not pay any dime to secure the freedom of the abducted students from the den of kidnappers.
The Governor made this known while speaking with ba German radio, Deutsche Welle, DW.
Acccording to him, Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, was very instrumental to the release of the students as they engaged in dialogue with the abductors.
He dismissed the widespread claim that the kidnapping was done by Boko Haram, saying that the culprits were bandits.
He said “Some hours ago, those assisting us in talks with the bandits said they have released all children in captivity. About 344 of them. And we have sent vehicles to transport them to Katsina.
“We will direct our doctors to carry out medical examination on the children tomorrow morning. They have spent six-day in the forest.
“We will change their clothes and we will hand them over to their parents,” Masari