Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said abductors of the Zamfara schoolgirls were not the bandits he recently engaged with in Zamfara forests.
Bandits stormed Government Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area around 1am Friday and abducted over 300 female students.
Gumi, who is known to have access to bandits, said the attack was carried out by another group.
“They are not the ones that abducted the girls. It is a splinter group,” Gumi reportedly said.
When the Islamic cleric was asked if he would be willing to meet with the bandits to secure the release of the students, he reportedly answered “maybe”.