The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of unspecified number of students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in the state.
It had been reported that armed men suspected to be bandits invaded the school on Thursday after and abducted scores of students and members of staff.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, while confirming the incident in a statement, revealed a police man was shot dead during the attack.
He stated that officers of the command are currently in a hot pursuit of the assailants.
“A combined team of Police operatives is currently in hot pursuit of bandits who today, June 17, 2021 attacked the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State. The team comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Anti-kidnapping and Counter-terrorism units are currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the criminals.”
“The Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka, mni while condemning the attack which resulted in the unfortunate death of one policeman and gunshot injury to one of the students 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.
“Following the attack, three teachers and yet to be ascertained number of students are still missing.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police appeals to residents of Kebbi State to assist the Police with prompt information that would aid in solving the crime and apprehending the criminals. He assures that the Command will do everything within its power to ensure that the abducted persons are safely reunited with their families and perpetrators brought to book.”