The schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talatu-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state have been released.
More than 300 of the schoolgirls were kidnapped after gunmen stormed the school in the early bright of the morning last Friday.
There was speculation about their freedom over the weekend, but the Zamfara state government repudiated the rumour as fake news.
However, on Monday, the state government announced that the schoolgirls have been freed.
”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,” Bello Matawalle, the governor, tweeted.