Identify Jangebe school children’s kidnappers, ACF tells Gov Matawalle


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on Bello Matawalle of to name the kidnappers of 317 girls from Girls , Jangebe, to end incessant of school children.

Matawalle had said recently that he knew the identity of the kidnappers even while the girls are under the bandits’ custody, but now that they have been released, ACF asked the to name the kidnappers and shame the devil.  In the alternative, security agencies should consider him as an accomplice to the act of

ACF noted that the emerging trend of of schoolchildren, which started in  Kankara, Katsina state, but has now been taken to Kagara in state and from boys to girls in Jangebe, Talata Mafara of , is dangerous for Nigeria and could drag the North backward.

ACF national chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in a statement Tuesday said, “The ACF is stunned by a statement accredited to the Zamfara , Bello Mutawalle. 

“The was reported in the media to have told 17 emirs paid a sympathy visit to him on the of 317 schoolgirls from Girls Jangebe in Talata Mafara that he knew the identity of the kidnappers and if he revealed their identity, would be shocked.

“We ask the governor to reveal their identity and let be shocked or even the heavens fall. We also ask the security agencies to question the governor on the identities of the criminals he is trying to hide. If he refuses to disclose their identities, he must be treated as an accomplice to the criminal act of .

“The ACF has been embarrassed by the spate of kidnapping, especially of schoolchildren spreading like wild fire all over the North. People in positions of authority that will help us out of this mess like Governor Mutawalle must stop embarrassing the North and the country with careless statements on a serious issue like the kidnapping of school children.

and the North are way behind the rest of the country in educational development. The serial kidnappings of school pupils in the North will only worsen a bad and unacceptable state of education in the North,” Chief Ogbe said.

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