Zamfara abduction: Bandits ‘gave 73 students one bottle of water’ to share

Suweba Mohammed, a student of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, Maradun LGA of Zamfara, has narrated her experience in captivity.

She was among the 73 students that were abducted on Wednesday when gunmen invaded the school.

Suweba (pictured) and four other female students managed to escape from their abductors on Thursday.

Speaking with newsmen on Saturday in Kaya village, the SS2 student said she escaped from her abductors at night.

Suweba said contrary to the claim made by the police, they were not rescued by security operatives.

“We were not rescued,” she said.

“I ran away at night and after a while, I went unconscious and when I woke up, I was at home.”

The student said she had earlier made an attempt to escape when the bandits invaded the school but was unsuccessful.

“During the confusion when the bandits came into the school, I tried to run but I fell. When I got up, they took me away. They used motorcycles to carry some of us and some of us trekked. I trekked to the bush,” she said.

Suweba said the gunmen gave them food on their palms and a bottle of water for the 73 students.

“While at the camp, they asked us to lay down. They gave us food in our hands. They gave us one bottle of water for all of us to share,” she added.

Yesira Abubakar, another SS2 student, said she was able to escape when the school was attacked.

“We were in class when the bandits came. Some of them were trying to shoot at us and some of them said no, but I was able to escape,” Yesira said.

Following the abduction on Wednesday, the police said security has been beefed up in Kaya village and environs to forestall another attack.

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