By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State first lady, Hajia Aisha Bello Matawalle has enjoined and encouraged the rescued 279 female students of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area not to stop schooling as their abduction was to destabilize female education in the North.
The First Lady who was represented by the Special Adviser, Office of The First Lady, Hajia Fatimah Musa Muhammad gave the advise while interacting with the rescued students at the Government House Gusau on Wednesday.
Hajia Aisha described the abduction as a threat to the future of girl’ child education in the north and therefore advised them not to loose hope in furthering their education.
She also advised parents that they shouldn’t not allow the problem to deter them from sending the girl child to continue with their education.
“You know, the office of the First Lady is seriously concern about the issue of Gender Base Violence (GBV) and we are happy that no one of the rescued students was sexually and physically assaulted,” she said.
Hajia Aisha who also paid great role in counselling and promoting Psychological wellbeing of the students.
The Zamfara state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma while giving updates on the health status of the 279 rescued students who spent four days in the hands of their abductors, said they are all in good health.
The State Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma disclosed this in Gusau on Wednesday while giving update on the status of the released children.
Kanoma noted that the state government after receiving the released children, we set up the medical team comprising Medical Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and other paramedical attaches to check thoroughly the health condition of the released students.
The commissioner said governor Matawalle mandated the health ministry to give the rescued students best medical treatment.
“They undergone thorough medical checkups and fortunately for us, all the 279 students none of them was harmed and no record of sexual harassment, no assault on any of the released schoolgirls.
“You know, while in the captivity they undergone different types of pressure, they trek long distance, the bad environment where they were kept and the food they eat during the period.
“We want to assure the general public that our children are all in good health condition.
The rescued students were accommodated at the Government House on Tuesday to rest and also be checked by medical personnel before being transported back to Jangebe to be reunited with the families.
after regaining freedom from the hands of their abductors after 4 days in captivity before being transported back to Jangebe to be reunited with the families.