Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction was ordained by God — Council of chiefs

Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe Zamfara

The Zamfara Council of Chiefs has described last Friday’s abduction of 317 female students from Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Jangabe as an incident ordained by God.

Chairman of the council and emir of Anka Attahiru Ahmad stated this in Gusau on Sunday when he led members of the council to sympathise with Governor Bello Matawalle and the people of the state over the incident.

Speaking on behalf of the chiefs, he said: “We are here to express our sympathy over the abduction of our children and as the representatives of the people, we are seriously disturbed by the development which we know is not your fault.

“What happened is a tragedy to the whole nation even though it is not the first, but fifth after what happened in Chibok, Dapchi, Kankara and Kagara of Borno, Yobe, Katsina and Niger states.

“Your excellency should know that this is something ordained by God and so cannot be termed as a weakness as being speculated by detractors who are not happy with your successes.”

Matawalle thanked the delegation for the visit.

The governor said his administration had discovered some mischief makers that were bent on truncating the peace initiative established with bandits, and pledged to expose such people to the public. had reported that the schoolgirls who were released on Sunday were gathered at the emir of Anka’s palace waiting for transportation to Gusau.