The Police in Zamfara State have mobilized resources in pursuit of suspected bandits who on Wednesday, September 1, attacked the Government Day Secondary School Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area (LGA), kidnapping 73 students.
SP Muhammed Shehu, the Zamfara State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident in a statement in Gusau, said, “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 hrs.”
Shehu said that the Zamfara Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah, has 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.
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 and that security has been beefed up at Kaya community and environs to forestall further attacks.