The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed how repentant bandit played a role that led to the rescue of students of Kaya Maradun who were abducted by Bandits.
The Governor made the disclosure on Saturday in a BBC Hausa exclusive morning programme, “Ganimun hanya.”
The Daily Vendor Newspaper had reported that on September 1, 2021, armed bandits attacked Government day Secondary School Kaya in Governor Matawalle’s Maradun local government area, and abducted about 73 students.
But last week, the state government announced that the students have been rescue and were received by Governor Matawalle at the Government House in Gusau.
According to Matawalle, shutting down communication in the state has helped in securing the students freedom from the bandits.
“After abducting the children at Kaya in Maradun, we have followed all means to ensure their release but all have failed.
“I have been thinking on how to deal with bandits. Allah gave the wisdom, I later thought of shutting down communication because it is a major problem.
“I said if we can discommunicate the bandits leaving in those villages from getting information from people in the town it will help.
“It was from there one of those repentant bandits who embraced peace, that resides in the city told us that he will do his best to get where they were, which he did.
“We took a decision to deploy security, they moved in around 2:00am and by 6:00am, they reached out to the place, did what they did and the students were rescued,” he said.