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Zamfara: Police rescue three secondary school staff, assures freedom of others

The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Mr. Ayuba Elkana has confirmed that the bandits that unleashed terror attacks in the state’s co...


The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Mr. Ayuba Elkana has confirmed that the bandits that unleashed terror attacks in the state’s college of Agriculture and Animal Science were in their huge numbers.

According to him, the strategic and tactical Commanders visited the institution to find out the damages done by the notorious hoodlums.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu.

“The bandits who were in large number came to the school at about midnight with intent to abduct large number of students and staff, but were heavily confronted by the Tactical Police Operatives who were alerted and responded to the scene on time. Unfortunately, a Police Inspector and two other civilian guards lost their lives, while 15 students and 4 staff were abducted by the bandits.

“The Police operatives while on extensive bush combing at the surrounding areas rescued three staff who will be debriefed and medically examined before being reunited with their families,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner, while at the school, held an emergency meeting where he assured the school management and the victims’ relations that the Police Command in collaboration with other security agencies, especially the Military are employing various search and rescue strategies in order to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students and staff currently in captivity.

Mr. Elkana further went round the school and assessed the existing security arrangements to enable more reinforcement to be provided against further invasion.

The Provost of the school while briefing the Commissioner, commended the resilience of the police operatives for standing their ground despite the abduction of 15 students and four staff of the institution.

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