The N60 million ransom paid for the release of almost 300 abducted schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) in Jangebe town, Zamfara State, were used in buying more weapons, a bandit warlord has revealed.
The revelation was contained in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Eye documentary, titled: “The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara” set to air today, Monday, July 25, giving credence to claims that the government has been bankrolling bandits’ operations through ransom payment.
The bandit warlord when asked what the ransom was used for confidently replied: “We bought more rifles”.
In a related development, the terrorists escaped from Kuje Prison in Abuja during the July 5, 2022 invasion have threatened to wreak havoc on Nigeria.
In a disturbing video the train abductors just released, a terrorist who said he escaped from Kuje prison was seen clad in a military outfit and draped in machine-gun bullet chain. He described the victims as “trash” to have been used as exchange for his freedom.
Another terrorist claimed that even with help from the international community, the Nigerian government would not stop them.
Some of the victims who spoke in the video called on the International community to step in as the government of Nigeria could not rescue them. They specifically called on the United States of America, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the United Nations.