Zamfara Governor Acknowledges Pope Francis while Announcing Release of Abducted Jangebe Schoolgirls


The abducted schoolgirls of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been released.

Pope Francis

Making this known in a series of tweets today via his official Twitter handle, @BelloMatawalle1, the Governor said, “Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity. This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe”, he tweeted.

In a follow up tweet, the Governor among other Twitter handles mentioned @Pontifex which is the official Twitter handle of His Holiness,. Pope Francis.

Recall that it had been widely reported that Pope Francis prayed for the release of the abducted girls during the Angelus prayer on Sunday where he invited prayers for their safe return saying, “I am near to their families and to them. Let us pray that Our Lady might keep them safe”.

The Pope later followed up with a tweet via his official Twitter saying, “I join my voice to that of the Bishops of Nigeria to condemn the vile kidnapping of the 317 girls, taken away from their school in Jangebe. I am praying for these girls so they might return home soon. I am near to their families”.

1 Comment
  1. Mizta Tee Ezeh says

    As I rejoice with well meaning Nigerians and with the families of the abducted school girls,my concern is how the bandits were able to kidnap and transport a whopping 300(not 30)students from a state in Nigeria without notice. I sense fowl here. It all look to me like an arrangement.
    If the security checks we experience here in the East whereby there are security road blocks at almost very short distance is the same across the country,then fowl play is a great possibility.
    However,if the security checks and flood of roadblocks is not same in the North as it is in the East,then I ask the Federal government to consider doing so since it is most needed in the North now than any other part of Nigeria.

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