It was gathered that the residents of Gaidam town were thrown into jubilation mode, as they troopped out en masse to welcome the Yobe schoolgirls who were rescued by the Military on Wednesday night, from the hands on the rag-tag insurgents.
There was tears of joy as women, children, men, including housewives, lined up on the Maine-Sorroa Street, where they received the schoolgirls amidst cheers.
The children rallying on bicycles were chanting a slogan “Gari ya waye” in Hausa language, which means “the insurgents are no longer threats”.
The rescued schoolgirls in a convoy of several vehicles with Military and Hunters, drove into the Gaidam Military base.
Mallam Usman Kura, said for three years, he has not come out of his house around this hour.
“But today is a happy day, we are very excited. So, my entire family has come to witness their return. All in this town are agog over their rescue”, he said.