Zamfara State Commissioner for Health, Yahaya Kanoma has said the 317 girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area, released by kidnappers on Tuesday, are all in good health.
Kanoma announced this in Gusau on Wednesday while giving an update on the health status of the schoolgirls abducted last Friday, NAN reports.
He said after receiving the victims, the state government set up a medical team to thoroughly check the students’ health conditions.
According to him, the girls while in captivity went through different types of pressure.
“They trekked long distances; the environment in which they were kept was traumatising and the foods they ate were not good for human consumption.
“They have now undergone thorough medical check-ups. Fortunately for us, the students were not harmed and there was no record of sexual abuse or assault on any of the schoolgirls.
“We want to assure the general public that our children are in good health,’’ the commissioner said.