The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle , has revealed how he facilitated the release of 344 schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School , Kankara without payment of ransom .
Speaking with Daily Nigerian , the governor said, “ When we established contact with them , I persuaded them to release them unharmed . And so they did tonight. This is not the first time we facilitated the release of our people without payment of ransom .
Ask anybody , we don ’ t pay bandits a dime . What we do is to extend olive branch to them because they also want to live in peace . ”