Some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, kidnapped on February 17, have revealed that their abductors proposed marriage to them.
According to Daily Trust, the schoolgirls disclosed that the bandits gave them their phone numbers and promised to visit their parents to seek their hands in marriage.
The students, who are said to be between 10 and 11 years old, said their kidnappers professed love to them and promised to contact them over the phone to find out if they had accepted the marriage proposal.
Hassatu Umar Anka, one of the students, said their abductors advised them to abandon school so that they could get married.
“When we were about to be released, some of them came and starting pointing at us and saying, ‘We love some of you and we want to marry you if you would accept our proposal’. You shouldn’t be wasting your time schooling,” she said.
She also said the armed men were very afraid of the military and whenever fighter jets hovered in the air, they sought cover.
“They nicknamed the fighter jet “Shaho” (hawk) and if they see one, they would ask us to hide under caves or trees. It really frightened them,” she added.