Army To Adopt New Response Strategy, Moves To Rescue Abducted Students In Niger State

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Nigerian Army is reviewing its response strategy following the unfortunate abduction of students in Niger State.

The Army also said its troops have been mobilised to trail and arrest abductors of staff and students of Government Science School, Kagara, Niger.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima announced this in a statement on Wednesday, February 17, in Abuja.

Yerima said that the Nigerian Army had renewed efforts to ensure a swift response to the unfortunate incident.

He said it had been reported that the bandits gained entry into the school in the early hours of Wednesday and abducted an unspecified number of members of staff and students of the school.

“The Nigerian Army in line with its constitutional mandate wishes to reassure the public that troops in operational synergy with sister security agencies are in hot pursuit of the criminal elements to ensure the safe return of the kidnapped victims.

“Furthermore, the Nigerian Army also urges the public to provide actionable information to security agencies that will lead to the arrest of these criminal elements,” he said.

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