A mix of file pictures of a policeman and weapons recovered from suspects.
Police authorities in Zamfara have confirmed the kidnapping of 73 College students of Authorities Day Secondary College in Kaya in Maradun Native Authorities Space of the state.
The spokesman for the command, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the variety of college students kidnapped in a press release on Wednesday.
“The kidnapping adopted the invasion of the college by a lot of armed bandits that occurred at the moment (Wednesday) at precisely 1122hrs,” he stated.
“The command underneath the management of CP Ayuba N Elkanah psc+ has deployed search and rescue staff that was mandated to work in synergy with the army to make sure the protected rescue of the kidnapped college students.”
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In line with Shehu, the police have requested residents, particularly mother and father and kinfolk of the kidnapped college students to be affected person and proceed to wish for the success of the rescue operation.
He said that safety had been beefed up at Kaya Village to forestall a reoccurrence of the incident.
Sources within the village had instructed Channels Tv that the assailants invaded the college in a big quantity and left with the scholars to an undisclosed location.
Disturbed by the most recent abduction, the State Safety Council met and deliberated on the necessity for additional measures to sort out insecurity within the state.
On the finish of the assembly, the federal government by means of the Commissioner for Info in Zamfara, Ibrahim Dosara, introduced the restriction of motion of automobiles out and in of the state.
This included automobiles, vans, motorbikes, and tricycles in all of the native authorities areas of the state from Wednesday.
In Gusau native authorities, the restriction is to be enforced from 8pm to 6am, whereas it is going to be efficient from 6pm to 6am within the remaining 13 native governments.
“Safety companies have been directed to make sure compliance with this order, please,” Dosara stated in a press release.
Wednesday’s incident is the third assault on colleges in Zamfara this yr – coming after the incidents within the Jangebe and Bakura areas of the state.
A complete of 317 college students had been kidnapped from the Authorities Ladies Science Secondary College in Jangebe throughout an assault in February, six months earlier than bandits kidnapped at the very least 20 individuals comprising college students and officers from the School of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura.