The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 73 students from the Kaya Day Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of the state
The command disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Muhammed Shehu, and made available to THE WHISTLER on Wednesday.
Shehu said the incident occurred at about 11:22 am on Wednesday as armed men in their large numbers invaded the school.
The police revealed that the command has “deployed search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students”.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, appealed to the public “especially parents and relatives of the abducted students to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the Ongoing rescue operation”.
Shehu noted that security has also been beefed up at Kaya Village and its environs to forestall further attacks on the communities.