The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawa lle, has disclosed how easy it was to secure the release of 344 schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara without payment of ransom.
Speaking with Daily Nigerian, the governor said,
“When we established contact with them, I persuaded them to release them unharmed. And so they did tonight. This is not the first time we facilitated the release of our people without payment of ransom.
Ask anybody, we don’t pay bandits a dime. What we do is to extend olive branch to them because they also want to live in peace.”