Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara over Friday’s abduction of 317 female students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe.
Tambuwal was accompanied to Gusau by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday.
Both men expressed shock over the abduction of the students, which occurred in the early hours of Friday.
Tambuwal described the abduction as “dastardly, pathetic and an abuse to human dignity”.
The governor said the people of Sokoto state and indeed all other parts of Nigeria share in the grief, noting that the people perpetrating the unfortunate acts should be ashamed of themselves.
On his part, Abubakar III, who was returning to Sokoto from the Northern Governors’ Security meeting in Kaduna along with Tambuwal, prayed God to make all criminals better citizens in the country.
The Sultan urged the bandits to always have a fear of God in their ways of life.
Responding, Governor Bello Matawalle thanked them for their concern and brotherliness over the sad incident.
Matawalle noted that the visit was a further demonstration that governors and traditional rulers were working to find lasting peace in all parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara State government has closed down all boarding schoolsfollowing the abduction of 317 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe.