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Police confirm abduction of 73 students in Zamfara



The Zamfara Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 73 students of Government Day Secondary School Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area (LGA).

Reports have it that unknown gunmen had invaded the school on Wednesday and abducted several students, with an unconfirmed reports saying hundreds of students were kidnapped.

However, the police confirmed that 73 students were abducted by the suspected bandits.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Muhammed Shehu, confirmed the incident in a statement in Gusau.

“The Zamfara State Police Command wishes to confirm the abduction of 73 Students of Government Day Secondary school, Kaya, in Maradun LGA.

“The abduction followed the invasion of the school by a large number of armed bandits on Wednesday at exactly 1122 hours,” he said.

Shehu said that the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba N Elkanah, had deployed a search and rescue team with a mandate to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.

According to him, the CP further appealed to the general public, especially parents and relatives of the abducted students, to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the ongoing rescue operation.

He said that security had been beefed up at Kaya community and environs to forestall further attacks.

“Further development will be made known to members of the public,” he promised.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession, He is a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, He enjoys hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.