A combined Team of Police, Army and the Nigerian Airforce have commenced search and rescue operation to secure the release of the missing students of Government Science Secondary Schools, Kankara Katsina State by their abductors.
This is contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah.
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Good morning, gentlemen of the press.
Yesterday, 11/12/2020 at about 21:40hrs, bandits in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
The policemen on duty also responded to the attack and engaged them in a gun duel which gave the students opportunity to scale the fence of the school and ran for safety. The DPO reinforced the policemen on duty with Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), which forced the hoodlums to retreat back into the forest.
One inspector sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital and is responding to treatment. In the course of investigation, the DPO rescued over two hundred students back into the school compound.
The police, Nigerian Army and the Airforce are working closely with the school authorities to ascertain the actual number of the missing and/or kidnapped students while search parties are assiduously working with a view to find and/or rescue the missing students.
It will be too early to say at this particular moment the actual number of students that have been kidnapped or missing.
Gambo Isah (Superintendent of Police),
Police Public Relations Officer,
Katsina State Command.