Bandits overpowered security operatives
Gunmen believed to be bandits have abducted some students of Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.
According to The Punch, The bandits who rode on motorcycles were said to have stormed the school from neighbouring Rijau forest in the early hours of Thursday.
Sources said that kidnappers in their large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons stormed the school at 10am, overpowered a team of mobile policemen that attempted to repel the attack and whisked away some students and four others in two Hilux vehicles to an unknown destination.
“Following the attack, the whereabouts of at least three staff members and a wife of a teacher is yet to be ascertained. The school is still collating the number of abducted students.” The Punch reported.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesman, Nariu Abubakar, in a statement quoted the state Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka, as condemning the attack.
He stated, “The commissioner of police has assured parents and guardians of students that the command is following credible leads and intensifying efforts to track the assailants and ensure the rescue of the missing students and teachers.
“A combined team of police operatives from the police mobile force, anti-kidnapping and counter-terrorism units are currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the criminals.”