The Kebbi state police command has confirmed the abduction of three teachers and an unspecified number of students from the Federal government college, Birnin Yauri in the state today June 17.
A statement released by Nafiu Abubakar, spokesperson of the state police command, says a combined team of Police operatives is currently in hot pursuit of the bandits who attacked the school. He mentioned that the team comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Anti-kidnapping and Counter-terrorism units are currently combing nearby forests, routes, and suspected hideouts of the criminals.
”The Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka, mni while condemning the attack which resulted in the unfortunate death of one policeman and gunshot injury to one of the students has 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 statement reads
Nafiu added that the state Commissioner of Police has appealed to residents of the 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.