Suweba Mohammed, a student of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, has disproved claim by the police that they were rescued from bandits.
Mohammed was among the 73 students of the school that were kidnapped on September 1, when armed bandits invaded their school.
The female student and four of her colleagues managed to escape from their abductors on one day after they were abducted.
There have been reports that the five students were rescued by the police.
But according to TheCable, the SS2 student said she escaped from her abductors at night.
“We were not rescued”, she said on Saturday.
“I ran away at night and after a while, I went unconscious and when I woke up, I was at home”.
Mohammed also said she had made an unsuccessful attempt to escape when the bandits invaded the school.
“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 stated.
She further said the gunmen gave them food on their palms and one bottle of water for the 73 students to share.
“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.
Another SS2 student, Yesira Abubakar, 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.
The Zamfara State Government and police authorities said security has been beefed up in Kaya village and environs to prevent another attack.