Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of unspecified numbers of students and teachers from Federal Government College Birnin Yauri by bandits on thursday in Kebbi state
A statement by the Command PPRO, DSP Nafiu Abubakar said
a combined team of Police operatives is currently in hot pursuit of bandits.
According to him the team is comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Anti-kidnapping and Counter-terrorism units, adding that they are currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the criminals.
He said the Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka, condemned the attack which resulted in the unfortunate death of one policeman and gunshot injury to one of the students.
The CP assured parents and guardians of students that the Command is following credible leads and intensifying efforts to track the assailants and ensure the rescue of the missing students and teachers.
Following the attack, three teachers and yet to be ascertained number of students are still missing.
The Police Commissioner however appealed to residents of Kebbi State to assist the Police with prompt information that would aid in solving the crime and apprehending the criminals.
He assured that the Command will do everything within its power to ensure that the abducted persons are safely reunited with their families and perpetrators brought to book.